Research Study

Improving Physical Activity Using an Online Monitoring Tool: a New Model of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis
Principal Investigator 
Linda Li

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Osteoarthritis
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02315664
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Dec 1, 2014 to Oct 30, 2018
Locations 
Vancouver Community
Name/Title 
Halima Elmi, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-207-4053
Purpose of Study 

Physical activity is an essential first-line treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, a 2013 systematic review found only 13% met the activity recommendation of 150 minutes or more per week. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trail is to assess the efficacy of a physical activity counseling model, involving a group education session, the use of Fitbit Flex (a wireless physical activity tracking device), and online/telephone coaching by a physiotherapist (PT), to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary time in patients with knee OA.

Eligibility 

Visit ClinicalTrials.gov for more information.

Disclaimer 

Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific clinical research trials only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.