Chris Pope, Patient
Dr Martin Thomas, Principal Investigator
Researchers at Keele University are trying to find what causes people to have flare-ups of their knee pain so that we can help patients and their GP work together to better understand and manage common knee problems. We particularly want you to help us understand things that might cause them to have flare-ups.
If you agree to provide us with your name and email address we will use this to send you questionnaires to complete over a 13 week period (see below) and give you access to the ACT-FLARE website. If you agree to provide a mobile phone number we will be able to send you fortnightly text reminders to tell us if you have had a flare-up. Through links to the study website we would like to collect information from you in the following stages:
Flare-ups are an event that:
Not everyone is affected in the same way by flare-ups. These are some things that people say they can feel when they have a flare-up. You may experience some, none, or all of these during your flare-ups:
You are invited to notify us each time you experience a flare-up during the study no matter how many times you experience one.
It is also important for us if you continue with the routine questionnaires throughout the study even if you do not experience a flare-up or any further knee pain at all during this period.
Information and on-going support will be provided for accessing the website as needed.
This research is funded by the Health Education England(HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through an Integrated Clinical Academic Clinical Lectureship (ICA-CL-2016-02-014). Support is being given by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The Keele Clinical Trials Unit and Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre within the Research Institiute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University are organising this research.
All research carried out within the NHS is assessed by an independent group of people, called a Research Ethics Committee, to protect your safety, rights, well-being and dignity. This study has been reviewed by Yorkshire & The Humber - Leeds East Research Ethics Committee (Research Ethics Committee Reference Number: 18/YH/0075).