TELECARE Hinman 2019

The University of Melbourne

Dataset description

Demographic, baseline and 6- and 12-month follow-up data from the TELECARE trial. 175 patients aged over 45 years with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Intervention was (1) existing telephone service (≥1 nurse consultation for self-management advice, n = 88) or (2) exercise advice and support (5-10 consultations with a physiotherapist trained in behaviour change for a personalised strengthening and physical activity programme) plus the existing service (n = 87). All data presented in the results paper (British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020;54(13):790-797) available in XLSX format.
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Brief Summary

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of pain and disability in Australia and the knee is commonly affected. OA is the 11th highest contributor to global disability and in 2008-9 was the eighth most-managed problem by Australian GPs. Exercise is a core component of best-practice management, yet access by Australians to appropriately-qualified health care providers for exercise prescription and advice is very limited. Furthermore, uptake of exercise by people with knee OA in Australia is grossly inadequate, and long-term adherence is poor. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) will evaluate the effectiveness of telephone-delivered exercise advice and behaviour change support by physiotherapists for improving knee pain and function in people with knee OA. The service will be embedded into the Musculoskeletal Help Line that is provided by Arthritis & Osteoporosis Victoria.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants aged 45 years or over with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA) will be recruited. People will be eligible if they report average knee pain of at least 4 on 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS), have had knee pain for greater than 3 months, have activity-related joint pain and have morning stiffness <30 minutes duration.

Study Type

  • Interventional

Ethics Approval

The data-sharing statement for this study is currently unavailable.