The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Research Roundup, Volume 1, Issue 7
April 4-10, 2016
Welcome to the weekly research roundup! We plan to use this letter to share the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, funding opportunities and current study recruitment. Have a publication you would like us to feature? Please email My-Linh Luong at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Research Roundup is a web-based newsletter published by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Looking for our biweekly publication?
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Osteoarthritis Research this week
Current Study Recruitment
Public opinion on community-based education and exercise programs for managing hip and knee osteoarthritis-like symptoms: results of a survey
Patient Prefer Adher
The delivery of targeted exercise and education programs by health professionals for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis poses challenges related to cost and access. In order to address the burden of OA and increase access to evidence-based, targeted programs for people with hip and knee OA, it is necessary to consider alternative solutions to support self-management beyond program delivery by health professionals. This study evaluated if people ages 30 and above with OA were willing to participate in programs delivered by trainers in community centers/gyms in the wellness and health sectors. An online survey of the general Canadian public evaluated access to community/fitness centers, exercise frequency, interest in attending an evidence-based program twice a week for 6 weeks and willingness to pay. Nearly 75% of respondents with OA were interested in attending a targeted program delivered in community//fitness center to attempt to manage their symptoms. Among those interested in attending such program, the vast majority indicated that they were willing to pay a modest fee. READ MORE
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: the RWJF is looking globally for ideas to help us build a Culture of Health in the United States. If you have an idea that has worked abroad and has the potential to be adapted to work in the United States, we want to hear from you. Webinar for applicants March 30, 2016, 11am-12pm ET, registration here. Deadline for brief proposals is May 31, 2016.