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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: Participants will be asked about their previous use of different methods for obtaining information and support for their OA including group-based arthritis or chronic disease self-management programmes, online resources, telephone helplines and social media, and whether they have developed a goal setting care plan with a health professional. They will also be asked about the perceived utility of a range of existing and proposed models of self-management education and peer support, as listed in figure 3. Participants will be asked to respond to the question ‘How useful would the following methods of providing education and support be for you?’ on a visual analogue scale (VAS) ranging from 1 (not at all useful) to 10 (extremely useful) in relation to each model. Participants will also be asked to rate the perceived accessibility of each model (‘How easy would it be for you to access education about your hip or knee osteoarthritis or support using the methods listed below?’) on a VAS scale ranging from 1 (very difficult) to 10 (very easy).


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)

Existing and proposed models of self-management education and peer support.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3753515&req=5

BMJOPEN2013003030F3: Existing and proposed models of self-management education and peer support.
Mentions: Participants will be asked about their previous use of different methods for obtaining information and support for their OA including group-based arthritis or chronic disease self-management programmes, online resources, telephone helplines and social media, and whether they have developed a goal setting care plan with a health professional. They will also be asked about the perceived utility of a range of existing and proposed models of self-management education and peer support, as listed in figure 3. Participants will be asked to respond to the question ‘How useful would the following methods of providing education and support be for you?’ on a visual analogue scale (VAS) ranging from 1 (not at all useful) to 10 (extremely useful) in relation to each model. Participants will also be asked to rate the perceived accessibility of each model (‘How easy would it be for you to access education about your hip or knee osteoarthritis or support using the methods listed below?’) on a VAS scale ranging from 1 (very difficult) to 10 (very easy).

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