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  • Featured Research
  • Latest in Osteoarthritis Research
  • Resources for OA Researchers

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Welcome to the weekly Research Roundup! This newsletter presents the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, and funding opportunities. 

Featured Research

Follow-up of a Wuqinxi exercise at home programme to reduce pain and improve function for knee osteoarthritis in older people: A randomised controlled trial

Xiao, C., et al.; Age and Ageing

Exercise therapy is a key intervention in the management of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and recommended in international guidelines on KOA management. A home-based program comprised of Wuqinxi exercises was previously found to be successful in achieving high adherence in a sample of frail older adults with KOA. This randomized controlled trial sought to compare the adherence and lasting effects of this program at a 3-month followup. 68 participants in the original Wuqinxi (WQX) exercise study were categorized into either a control group or group of WQX adherers. The authors of the study found the WQX group maintained or improved in all nine measures of study from post-test to follow-up, whereas the control group significantly declined in WOMAC pain, knee extensor strength, and knee flexor strength.

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Do you see patients with osteoarthritis? Participate in a new research study to help researchers understand what resources are needed for patients related to weight management and nutrition strategies to reduce joint pain.

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Reviews, Commentaries, Statements, and Guidelines

Sept is Pain Awareness MonthDuring Pain Awareness Month this September, the OA Action Alliance is proud to promote Walk With Ease, a structured 6-week walking program for people with arthritis, particularly those with osteoarthritis. In partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Walk With Ease was designed to help those with arthritis manage their condition and reduce their pain. Walk With Ease can help individuals reduce pain, manage weight, and improve overall health.


The OA Action Alliance encourages you to share the Walk With Ease program and promotional video with your professional and personal networks during Pain Awareness Month.

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and ConferencesFunding OpportunitiesWebinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!
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IASP Virtual Series on Pain & Expo

2020 OACS Forum Series

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