An opportunity to take part in an online study about the causes of flare-ups of knee pain.
Researchers at Keele University are trying to find what causes people to have flare-ups of their knee pain so that we can help patients and their GP work together to better understand and manage common knee problems. We particularly want you to help us understand things that might cause them to have flare-ups.
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To take part you must be aged 40 or over and have a knee problem.
Once you register, you will be sent questionnaires to complete over a 13 week period and you will be given access to the ACT-FLARE website. If you agree to provide a mobile phone number you can also be sent fortnightly text reminders to inform the researchers if you have had a flare-up. Through links to the study website, the researchers would like to collect information from you in the following stages:
Flare-ups are an event that:
Not everyone is affected in the same way by flare-ups. These are some things that people say they can feel when they have a flare-up. You may experience some, none, or all of these during your flare-ups:
You are invited to notify the researchers each time you experience a flare-up during the study no matter how many times you experience one.
It is also important that you continue with the routine questionnaires throughout the study even if you do not experience a flare-up or any further knee pain at all during this period.
Information and on-going support will be provided for accessing the website as needed.
The study is to be completed online, any time up until the end of December 2018.