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Investigating well-being, work limitations and preferences for self-management education and peer support among younger people with hip and knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a cross-sectional study.

Ackerman IN, Page RS, Schoch P, Brand CA - BMJ Open (2013)

Bottom Line: Validated measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), health status, psychological distress and work limitations will be used.HRQoL data will be compared with Australian population norms using independent t tests, and associations between HRQoL, health status, psychological distress, work limitations and demographic factors will be evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses.Ethics approval for the study has been obtained.

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Affiliation: Melbourne EpiCentre, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been considered a condition of older age. However, younger people are also affected by hip and knee OA, often as a result of sporting and work-related injuries. As OA studies have generally focused on older individuals, little is known about the experience of younger adults with hip or knee OA who can face a distinct set of pressures including work responsibilities and parenting roles. This study aims to investigate well-being and work participation among younger people with hip or knee OA, as well as preferences for OA education and support.

Methods and analysis: 200 people aged 20-55 years with a diagnosis of hip and/or knee OA will be recruited for this cross-sectional study. Participants will be recruited from three major public hospitals in the state of Victoria, Australia following screening of orthopaedic outpatient clinic lists and referrals, and through community-based advertisements. A study questionnaire will be mailed to all participants and written informed consent obtained. Validated measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), health status, psychological distress and work limitations will be used. Information on health services use will be collected, in addition to information on the perceived utility and accessibility of a range of existing and proposed education and peer support models. HRQoL data will be compared with Australian population norms using independent t tests, and associations between HRQoL, health status, psychological distress, work limitations and demographic factors will be evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses. Data on the perceived utility and accessibility of education and peer support models will be analysed descriptively.

Ethics and dissemination: Ethics approval for the study has been obtained. The study findings will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals and arthritis consumer organisations for broader dissemination, and presented at national and international scientific meetings.

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Mentions: Figure 2 presents an overview of the study design, including procedures for participant identification and recruitment. Participants will be recruited from the orthopaedic outpatient and Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service clinics at The Royal Melbourne, Geelong and Frankston Hospitals (major public hospitals in the state of Victoria) over approximately 8 weeks. Clinic referrals and clinic list records at each site will be screened regularly by a senior physiotherapist to identify potentially eligible individuals, based on their age and diagnosis. Completed screening forms will then be forwarded to the research team, and potentially eligible individuals will be sent an introductory letter signed by the head of orthopaedics at that site. The introductory letter will provide preliminary information about the study and invite participation in the research. We have used similar screening and recruitment procedures successfully in a previous hospital-based cohort study of people with severe arthritis waiting for joint replacement surgery and a multicentre trial involving people with hip or knee OA. After mailing of the introductory letter, potentially eligible individuals will be contacted by the study research assistant to provide more detailed information about the study. At this time, a short screening survey to confirm eligibility will also be conducted, as mentioned previously. Eligible participants who provide verbal consent will then be mailed a Participant Information and Consent Form and study questionnaire. A reply-paid envelope will also be provided to maximise response rates.


Investigating well-being, work limitations and preferences for self-management education and peer support among younger people with hip and knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a cross-sectional study.

Ackerman IN, Page RS, Schoch P, Brand CA - BMJ Open (2013)

Overview of study design.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3753515&req=5

BMJOPEN2013003030F2: Overview of study design.
Mentions: Figure 2 presents an overview of the study design, including procedures for participant identification and recruitment. Participants will be recruited from the orthopaedic outpatient and Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service clinics at The Royal Melbourne, Geelong and Frankston Hospitals (major public hospitals in the state of Victoria) over approximately 8 weeks. Clinic referrals and clinic list records at each site will be screened regularly by a senior physiotherapist to identify potentially eligible individuals, based on their age and diagnosis. Completed screening forms will then be forwarded to the research team, and potentially eligible individuals will be sent an introductory letter signed by the head of orthopaedics at that site. The introductory letter will provide preliminary information about the study and invite participation in the research. We have used similar screening and recruitment procedures successfully in a previous hospital-based cohort study of people with severe arthritis waiting for joint replacement surgery and a multicentre trial involving people with hip or knee OA. After mailing of the introductory letter, potentially eligible individuals will be contacted by the study research assistant to provide more detailed information about the study. At this time, a short screening survey to confirm eligibility will also be conducted, as mentioned previously. Eligible participants who provide verbal consent will then be mailed a Participant Information and Consent Form and study questionnaire. A reply-paid envelope will also be provided to maximise response rates.

Bottom Line: Validated measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), health status, psychological distress and work limitations will be used.HRQoL data will be compared with Australian population norms using independent t tests, and associations between HRQoL, health status, psychological distress, work limitations and demographic factors will be evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses.Ethics approval for the study has been obtained.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Melbourne EpiCentre, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been considered a condition of older age. However, younger people are also affected by hip and knee OA, often as a result of sporting and work-related injuries. As OA studies have generally focused on older individuals, little is known about the experience of younger adults with hip or knee OA who can face a distinct set of pressures including work responsibilities and parenting roles. This study aims to investigate well-being and work participation among younger people with hip or knee OA, as well as preferences for OA education and support.

Methods and analysis: 200 people aged 20-55 years with a diagnosis of hip and/or knee OA will be recruited for this cross-sectional study. Participants will be recruited from three major public hospitals in the state of Victoria, Australia following screening of orthopaedic outpatient clinic lists and referrals, and through community-based advertisements. A study questionnaire will be mailed to all participants and written informed consent obtained. Validated measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), health status, psychological distress and work limitations will be used. Information on health services use will be collected, in addition to information on the perceived utility and accessibility of a range of existing and proposed education and peer support models. HRQoL data will be compared with Australian population norms using independent t tests, and associations between HRQoL, health status, psychological distress, work limitations and demographic factors will be evaluated using univariate and multivariate analyses. Data on the perceived utility and accessibility of education and peer support models will be analysed descriptively.

Ethics and dissemination: Ethics approval for the study has been obtained. The study findings will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals and arthritis consumer organisations for broader dissemination, and presented at national and international scientific meetings.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus