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OARSI – Recommendation III: Phone Calls Help

July 15, 2010

This is a continuation of our series on the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis published in the Journal of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.

Phone Calls Help OA

Phone Calls Help OA

Recommendation III

Patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis can improve their clinical status if they receive regular phone calls aimed at promoting self-care about their condition.

Monthly telephone contact from “lay personnel” where self-care is discussed and promoted with patients suffering from hip and knee osteoarthritis could be associated with improved function and a decrease in pain.  Three trials were examined where phone contact was part of a treatment program for knee osteoarthritis.

The research team gave this osteoarthritis treatment option a Strength of Recommendation score of 66%.

W. Zhang Ph.D., Moskowitz M.D., et al. OARSI recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, Part II: OARSI evidence-based, expert consensus guidelines. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. (2008) 16, 137-162.


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