Acute flares in Osteoarthritis (exacerbations in Osteoarthritis)

Chief Investigator:

Prof George Peat

Principal Investigator:

Dr Emma Clarke

Funder name / reference number: National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship, NIHR In-Practice Fellowship
Year 2010

Study design

Mixed methods: systematic review; cross-sectional survey; daily diary study; qualitative interviews.

Primary objective

• To describe the nature and frequency of variations in osteoarthritis pain, the possible existence of discrete acute exacerbations, and patient -  and knee-level characteristics associated with these

• To explore patient’s experiences of acute flares in knee pain/OA.