Your patients with Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) are invited to participate in the SKOAP Study. The study, which has two phases, compares different non-surgical treatments with the goal of reducing pain and improving function. Phase 1 compares different conservative treatments, including duloxetine, a web-based pain coping skills program, and other recommended treatments for KOA (e.g., topical creams, physical therapy). Phase 2 compares more aggressive treatments.
The overarching goal of the trial is to determine the comparative effectiveness of conservative behavioral and non-opioid pharmacological treatments (Phase 1) and, among those interested in additional treatment following conservative treatment and those inappropriate for conservative care, the benefits of non-surgical interventional treatments (Phase 2) to improve pain and function in KOA.
- It's an opportunity to support a study aimed at optimizing the non-surgical management of Knee Osteoarthritis pain.
- It's an opportunity to engage in a national effort funded by the National Institutes of Health called The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® (HEAL) Initiative.
- This will be the largest study to date examining outcomes of these treatments in KOA patients (estimated 1,500 participants nationwide).
Introduce the study to your eligible patients and share a brochure with them.
- Age 18+
- Have been diagnosed with KOA
- Have knee pain most days for at least 3 months
- Inability to pay for interventions
(insurance or otherwise)
- Unwillingness to be randomized