A Sequenced Strategy for Improving Outcomes in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Project: Research project

Project Details


For the project “A sequenced strategy for improving outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis pain,” Dr. Rini will assist with the following activities: 1) Work with Dr. Frank Keefe to plan and implement use of internet-delivered PCST (pain coping skills training) program in the study, including: a. Assisting with development of protocols for using internet-delivered PCST in this study, ensuring it is coordinated with the larger study protocol and that it addresses participant needs and study goals. One protocol will cover methods staff will use as they instruct participants in how to use the program. Another protocol will cover how staff will support and monitor use of the program throughout the trial. b. Finalizing instructional materials for participants (e.g., how to login to the program and use it, as well as how to resolve problems) and staff. c. Training the study staff across sites in procedures related to approaching and educating participants to ensure they can use the program d. Devise a plan for monitoring fidelity and responding to questions. 2) Work with her technical support team to ensure the program is maintained and supported throughout the study 3) Provide support for use of the program and problem solve with participants any issues that arise as they use the program 4) Work with team to facilitate getting and interpreting data related to use of our program 5) Be involved in interpretation of findings as well as preparation and writing of presentations and manuscripts.
Effective start/end date9/25/198/31/20


  • Johns Hopkins University (2004638920 // 1UG3AR077360-01)
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (2004638920 // 1UG3AR077360-01)


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