Research Study

Supporting Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Behavior in Arthritis
Principal Investigator 
Linda Li

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Osteoarthritis
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT02585323
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Nov 2, 2015 to May 1, 2018
Locations 
Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
Name/Title 
Johnathan Tam, Research Assistant
Phone 
604-207-4027
Purpose of Study 

Physical activity is an essential first-line treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, only 13% of patients meet the activity recommendation of 150 minutes or more per week. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the efficacy of a Fitbit Flex (a wireless physical activity tracking device) paired with a new application, plus a brief education session and telephone counselling by a physiotherapist (PT), to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary time in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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