A Study to Examine the Efficacy of the Arthritis Self Management Program
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This study will examine the efficacy of the Arthritis Self Managemnet Program (ASMP)and determine changes in health resource utilization after completeing the ASMP program.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Self-Management Program
This study will provide an analysis of the efficacy of the Arthritis Self Management Program (ASMP) using both patient administered questionnaires as well as the health utilization data maintained within the administrative databases at Alberta Health and Wellness. This study will also provide other information that has not yet been evaluated in other arthritis self management studies including co-morbidity data and other specific health related utilization information that has not yet been evaluated in other arthritis self management studies including co-morbidity data and other specific health related utilization information as it is recorded in administrative databases, will include a control group and will adjust for potential confounding variables such as sex, age, body mass index (BMI) and stage of disease.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
OA of the hip and/or knee
Patient is 18 years of age and over
a concurrent systemic inflammatory disease
Patient has previously participated in an arthritis self management educational program
Patient is awaiting total hip or total knee replacement surgery patient has a medical co-morbidity that would render the patient to participate fully in the study procedures, including terminal conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, end stage renal disease, heart failure, malignancy with anticipated life expectancy of equal to or less than 2 years
Patient has been diagnosed with senile dementia or Alzheimer's disease