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Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AÏDA): phase II randomised controlled trial of an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care

Williams, Nefyn H, Amoakwa, Elvis, Belcher, John, Edwards, Rhiannon T, Hassani, Hossein, Hendry, Maggie, Burton, A. Kim, Lewis, Ruth, Hood, Kerenza, Jones, Jeremy, Bennett, Paul, Linck, Pat, Neal, Richard D and Wilkinson, Clare (2011) Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AÏDA): phase II randomised controlled trial of an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 61 (589). pp. 452-458. ISSN 0960-1643

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Abstract

Background
The Hip & Knee Book: Helping you cope with osteoarthritis was developed to change disadvantageous beliefs and encourage physical activity in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis.
Aim
To assess the feasibility of conducting a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) of this evidence-based booklet in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis.
Design
Phase II feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT).
Method
Computerised searches of patients’ record databases identified people with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, who were invited to participate in the RCT comparing the new booklet with a control booklet. Outcomes were measured at baseline, 1month, and 3months, and included: beliefs about hip and knee pain, exercise, and fear avoidance; level of physical activity; and health service use.
Results
The trialmethods were feasible in terms of recruitment, randomisation, and follow-up, but most participants recruited had longstanding established symptoms. After one and 3months, there was a small relative improvement in illness, exercise, and fear-avoidance beliefs and physical activity level in The Hip & Knee Book group (n = 59) compared with the control group (n = 60), which provides some proof of principle for using these outcomes in future trials.
Conclusion
This feasibility study provided proof of principle for testing The Hip & Knee Book in a larger definitive RCT.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Kim Burton
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 14:18
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 14:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/11123

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