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The Effect of Structured Information and Individually Adapted Exercise on Levels of Physical Activity Measured by Accelerometer in Patients With Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2013 by Carina Thorstensson, Göteborg University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Vastra Gotaland Region
The Swedish Rheumatism Ass
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carina Thorstensson, Göteborg University Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2013
Last updated: December 27, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

Physical activity level is measured at baseline and after 3 and 12 months after structured information and individually adapted exercise for patients with osteoarthritis in hip or knee.

The hypothesis of this study is that a supported self management of osteoarthritis program will increase the level of physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis in hip or knee. The second hypothesis is that patients with osteoarthritis in knee will increase their level of physical activity more than patients with osteoarthritis in hip.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: A supported self management of osteoarthritis program

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 12 Months
Official Title: The Effect of Structured Information and Individually Adapted Exercise on Levels of Physical Activity Measured by Accelerometer in Patients With Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis - an Observational Study With Control Group.

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Further study details as provided by Carina Thorstensson, Göteborg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of physical activity [ Time Frame: 12 month ]

    Level of physical activity will be monitored by an accelerometer at baseline and at 3 and 12 months after the supported self-management of osteoarthritis program using an accelerometer. The GT1M Actigraph is a small uniaxial accelerometer that measures vertical acceleration and deceleration. Accelerometer output is an activity "count" which is the weighted sum of the number of accelerations measured over a period (e.g. in this case 10 seconds).

    Participants will be instructed to wear the accelerometer from morning, and continuously (except for water activities) until going to bed at night, for seven consecutive days. The accelerometer will be attached to a belt to wear around the waist with accelerometer placement on the right hip.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    EQ-5D health questionnaire

  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    UCLA physical activity questionnaire

  • Pain [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    Visual Analog Scale for Pain 0-100

  • Charnley score [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
    An index of comorbid conditions affecting walking abilities. (A=Unilateral hip or knee problems, B=bilateral hip or knee problems or C=Walking disabilities of other reasons)

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Supported self-management of osteoarthrits program Behavioral: A supported self management of osteoarthritis program
Three theoretical sessions, each of about 90 minutes, held as group sessions with about 10 participants in each group. After the intervention patients are offered an individual exercise program, and the opportunity to practice this program together with others under supervision of a physical therapist for 6 weeks.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients are coming on referral to Supported self management of osteoartrithis program from doctors and physical therapists from primary care clinics and specialist clinics.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age between 18 and 75 years old.
  2. Patients with clinically verified OA, coming to see a physical therapist for the Supported self-management of osteoarthritis program.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Other serious disorders causing hip or knee pain (e.g. tumor, rheumatic arthritis, sequel hip fracture).
  2. Other symptoms more aggravating than the OA problem (e.g. chronic pain, fibromyalgia, cardio-respiratory dysfunction, spinal condition).
  3. Total joint replacement surgery within the past 12 months.
  4. Other surgery of knee or hip within the past 3 months.
  5. Unable to read and understand Swedish and follow verbal and visual instructions.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02022566

Contact: Therese S Jönsson, PhD student 004670336721
Contact: Carina A Thorstensson, associate Professor 0046760 509 737

Skånes universitets sjukhus Recruiting
Lund, Sweden, 22241
Contact: Leif Dahlberg, Professor   
Principal Investigator: Therese S Jönsson, PhD student         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lund University
Vastra Gotaland Region
The Swedish Rheumatism Ass
Principal Investigator: Carina A Thorstensson, Ass prof Göteborg University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Carina Thorstensson, associate Professor, Göteborg University Identifier: NCT02022566     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 747-08
Study First Received: December 18, 2013
Last Updated: December 27, 2013

Keywords provided by Carina Thorstensson, Göteborg University:
Osteoarthritis knee
Osteoarthritis hip
Physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Hip
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017