Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.
Research Center: University of Melbourne Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine
Location: This is an online study
Lead Doctors: Dr Kim Bennell
Study Coordinator: Rachel Nelligan
Ethics Committee: Reviewed and approved by the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee
The University of Melbourne is conducting a research study for people with persistent knee pain to assess different online treatment options. This will include access to online materials or home exercise programs delivered by a physiotherapist via Skype.
Persistent knee pain in people over 50 years can typically be attributed to knee osteoarthritis and often care in remote areas is only accessible online, as access to specialised health professionals is not always available. This study will evaluate how technology could positively impact those suffering from persistent knee pain.
Benefits of Participation
- The primary benefit will be the potential to reduce the burden of your persistent knee pain.
- You will be helping to advance medical research.
- You will be given a $50 gift voucher for participating upon completion of the study.
- Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential.
- Upon completion, the results of the study will be shared with you.
- We do ask you to think carefully about your ability to take on, and stick with, all the study requirements before agreeing to participate. Participation is completely voluntary, and should you wish to withdraw at any stage, you are free to do so without prejudice.
Who Can Participate?
- Males and Females ages 50 and older
- Having had knee pain for more than 3 months
- Have not had a knee replacement and not planning a knee replacement in the next 9 months.