Research Study

Hip Health Information Project (HHIP)
Principal Investigator 
Bill Miller


Body Locations and Systems 
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Jan 22, 2016 to Feb 1, 2019
Diamond Health Care Centre, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Mary Pack Arthritis Centre, Richmond Health Services, UBC Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
Ally Malinowski, Research Coordinator
604-734-1313 ext 6292
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

The Hip Health Information Project (HHIP) is a study investigating the experiences and perceptions of pre-surgical education to prepare patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip for hip replacement surgery.  The purpose of this study is to explore, through focus groups, the barriers and opportunities that exist for improving education programs for OA hip patients.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults (age 45+) with osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Must speak and understand spoken and written English 
  • Must be  the participant's first weight bearing joint replacement surgery and experience with prehabilitation educational programming 
  • Participants will be excluded from participating, if they have inflammatory OA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with inflammatory OA
  • Participants with a previous weight bearing knee replacement surgery

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