What is the study about?

The Persistent Pain Research Group at the University of South Australia invite you to be a part of a study to help design a community-based peer mentorship program for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Peer mentorship refers to one-to-one support between two individuals with the same health condition, one who has been trained (Mentor) and one who is seeking support (Mentee).

The goal of this study is to co-design this program. Co-design means that the researchers work closely alongside the research participants to collaboratively design the peer mentorship program together. 

Who can participate?

This study will recruit people with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

You are eligible to participate if you:

  • are 18 years of age or over
  • currently live in South Australia
  • are fluent in English, and
  • have knee osteoarthritis

What will I have to do?

If selected to participate, you will be required to partake in one to three workshops that involve researchers and people with knee OA. Each workshop will be held face-to-face and will last 3 hours each. The workshops will include discussions and small group activities.


You will be reimbursed $50/hour per workshop for your time (via Coles & Myer gift cards). This will total $150 per workshop that you attend.

Contact Details

For more information and to register your interest please follow the link:

If you have any questions or would like more information about the study, please email: monique.wilson@mymail.unisa.edu.au

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. (Ethics Protocol 205992)