Increasing Physical Activity in Older People with joint pain
Researchers at Keele University developed a new walking intervention. They wanted to see if patients find this brief walking intervention helpful in increasing or maintaining their activity levels, in comparison to those who do not receive the walking intervention.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that the study could not continue as planned. However, we now have the opportunity to look into a slightly different question – How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected physical activity in older people with joint pain?
|Chief Investigator:||Dr Claire Jinks Dr John McBeth|
|Associate Investigator:||Dr Emma Healey|
|Trial Manager:||Dr Liz Hartsthorne|
|Sponsor / Reference Number:||Keele University / RG-0191-17|
|Funder / Reference Number:||Versus Arthritis / 21763|
|UKCRN Study Portfolio Reference Number:||
|Registration Reference Number:||17816427|
|Start Date:||01 Jul 2018|
|End Date:||31 Dec 2021|
This is an observational study.
Aim and objectives
Revised aims due to COVID-19 pandemic;
- to describe levels of walking and physical activity in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain during ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
- to understand the perspectives and experiences of older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain during the COVID-19 restrictions, exploring impact of shielding and social isolation on perceived health and wellbeing, feelings of loneliness, walking and physical activity.