Title
Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AIDA) Phase III / Development of a large scale trial evaluating the 'Hip and Knee Book' for those diagnosed with osteoarthritis

Lead researcher
Nefyn Williams, Nafees Ud Din, North Wales Clinical School, Bangor University

Aim
Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AIDA) / Development of a large scale trial evaluating the 'Hip and Knee Book' for those diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

Background
Exercise interventions are effective in reducing the pain and disability in hip and knee osteoarthritis, but physical activity levels in this group are low. There is a culturally conditioned response to pain that encourages rest, which is inappropriate for most people with osteoarthritis. The ‘Hip and Knee Book’ was developed to change disadvantageous beliefs and encourage physical activity in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis.

Study design summary
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Total awarded
£10,000