Individual Study / Dahlberg et al.; JMIR Res Protoc. 2016

A Web-Based Platform for Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

A Web-Based Platform for Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

Initiatives -
To describe the effect on joint pain for the first users of a newly developed Web-based osteoarthritis self-managing program, Joint Academy, and to examine whether these patients would recommend other OA patients to use the program. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2015
Funding
Joint Academy has received financial support from Lund Innovation System.

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Dahlberg LE, Grahn D, Dahlberg JE, Thorstensson CA. A Web-Based Platform for Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee: A Pilot Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016;5(2):e115. Published 2016 Jun 3. doi:10.2196/resprot.5665

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
53
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Patients with clinically established knee or hip OA according to national and international guidelines were recruited from an online advertisement. A trained physiotherapist screened the eligible patients by scrutinizing their answers to a standardized questionnaire.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Sweden
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • Participants with knee or hip joint pain

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
53
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The 6-week program consisted of eight 2- to 5-minute videos with lectures about OA, effects of physical activity, self-management, and coping strategies. In addition, exercises to improve lower extremity physical function were introduced in daily video activities. During the course of the program, communication between physiotherapist and patients was based on an asynchronous chat.
Start Date
2015-01
End Date
2015-12
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone
    • Tablet/laptop