ACE Report #4666
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Slight improvements in hip and knee osteoarthritis achieved from active management booklet

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

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

Br J Gen Pract. 2011 Aug;61(589):e452-8. doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X588411

Contributing Authors: NH Williams E Amoakwa J Belcher RT Edwards H Hassani M Hendry K Burton R Lewis K Hood J Jones P Bennett P Linck RD Neal C Wilkinson

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119 patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis were randomized to receive either an advice booklet on managing osteoarthritis through exercise, called "The Hip & Knee Book: Having you cope with the osteoarthritis", or receive an information booklet on osteoarthritis, to measure the efficacy of the advice booklet on motivating patients to exercise. Following assessments over a 3 month period, the re...

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