Motivational SMS Messages for Osteoarthritis, Knee

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Osteoarthritis, Knee+2 More
Motivational SMS Messages - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will help us to understand how physical therapy works and what protocol is best for people with knee arthritis and meniscal tears.

Eligible Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Meniscal Degeneration

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 8 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 3-12 months

3-12 months
Durability of pain relief
Baseline to 3 months
Single Leg Balance
Strength of quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus medius
Randomization to 3 months
30-second sit to stand
Binary treatment failure indicator
Change in Pain
Change in function
Change in quality of life
Forty meter fast-paced walk

Trial Safety

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

3. In-Clinic Topical Therapy
1 of 4
1. Home Exercise Program
1 of 4
2. Home Exercise Program + SMS Messages
1 of 4
4. In-Clinic Exercise Therapy
1 of 4

Experimental Treatment

860 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Motivational SMS Messages · No Placebo Group · N/A

3. In-Clinic Topical TherapyExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: In-Clinic Topical Therapy, TeMPO Home Exercise Program, Motivational SMS Messages · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
1. Home Exercise Program
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: TeMPO Home Exercise Program · Intervention Types: Behavioral
2. Home Exercise Program + SMS MessagesExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: TeMPO Home Exercise Program, Motivational SMS Messages · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
4. In-Clinic Exercise TherapyExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: TeMPO Home Exercise Program, Motivational SMS Messages, In-Clinic Exercise Therapy · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3-12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PittsburghOTHER
1,601 Previous Clinical Trials
6,285,075 Total Patients Enrolled
9 Trials studying Osteoarthritis, Knee
2,812 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis, Knee
Brigham and Women's HospitalLead Sponsor
1,472 Previous Clinical Trials
9,734,405 Total Patients Enrolled
11 Trials studying Osteoarthritis, Knee
2,613 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis, Knee
The Cleveland ClinicOTHER
942 Previous Clinical Trials
1,407,382 Total Patients Enrolled
6 Trials studying Osteoarthritis, Knee
1,125 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis, Knee
State University of New York at BuffaloOTHER
210 Previous Clinical Trials
43,530 Total Patients Enrolled
University of MelbourneOTHER
149 Previous Clinical Trials
1,269,220 Total Patients Enrolled
7 Trials studying Osteoarthritis, Knee
1,829 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis, Knee
National Institutes of Health (NIH)NIH
2,419 Previous Clinical Trials
24,556,906 Total Patients Enrolled
10 Trials studying Osteoarthritis, Knee
1,584 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis, Knee
Boston UniversityOTHER
414 Previous Clinical Trials
10,026,967 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Osteoarthritis, Knee
4,850 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis, Knee
Chuck Washabaugh, PhDStudy ChairNational Institute for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS, NIH)

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Physicians use a variety of methods to diagnose meniscal tears
A recent MRI study looked at the evidence of meniscal tears in the knee
MRI scans and X-rays can be used to look for evidence of osteoarthritis in a person's joints
If you are experiencing knee pain for at least 21 days, regardless of the cause, it is classified as knee pain

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 3rd, 2021

Last Reviewed: November 17th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
What site did they apply to?
Brigham and Women's Hospital100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

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