Internet-based Hip Osteoarthritis Pain Exacerbation Study (iHOAP)

Project Details

While pain from hip osteoarthritis has long been considered a chronic condition, the symptoms experienced by patients with hip osteoarthritis are neither constant nor stable. If the risk factors for these pain exacerbations could be identified and avoided, many such episodes could be prevented.

This study is designed to identify risk factors (physical activity, foot-wear, hip injury, medication use, climatic factors, psychological factors, fatigue, sleep quality and sexual activity) of hip pain and assess their magnitude of effect in those with hip osteoarthritis.

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a total of 10 questionnaires online over the course of 90 days (approximately 3 months) related to the hip pain.

Participants will be aged over 40 years, have hip pain on most days and need to have an active email address.

If eligible, participants will be compensated up to $50 for completing the surveys.
Please follow this link for further information and to register your interest.



Institute of Bone and Joint Research at the University of Sydney

  • Prof David Hunter
  • Dr Joanna Makovey

University of Queensland

  • Prof Paul Hodges

Boston University

  • Prof Yuqing Zhang

Research Group

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

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