EOI: Knee Osteoarthritis

Do you want to be involved in a study that will improve your skills in the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA)?

The PARTNER project team would like to invite you to participate in trialing a new model of service delivery using evidence based non-surgical treatments.

Depending on the group allocated to you, you could benefit by:

  • Access to RACGP Online training models updating the most recent evidence for non-surgical OA interventions;
  • Patient support from a multidisciplinary team (Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Occupational Therapists) for 12 months;
  • Free cdmNet software and training (chronic disease management software);
  • Opportunity for 40 category 1 RACGP QI & CPD points;
  • $500 per practice;
  • $100 per participating GP.

Benefits to patients in the study include:

  • Tailored, evidence-based support from a multidisciplinary team over a 12-month period;
  • Telephone or email-based support including:
    • Self-management education;
    • Individualised exercise and strengthening program;
    • Weight loss intervention (if required);
    • Advice and support on OA management.

Practice eligibility criteria:

  • Practices must have at least 1 GP willing to participate in the study;
  • Must use a clinical software (Medical Director, Best Practice, ZedMed, Monet, Communicare and MedTech) compatible with cdmNet.

If you are interested in participating in the PARTNER study, please contact Carin Pratt on: 0407 051 641 or by email: carin.pratt@sydney.edu.au or visit www.partnersummary.net.

This study is a RCT funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.