PARTICIPANTS WANTED

For exploring relationship between the nervous system, pain system, physical activity, and painful knee osteoarthritis

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are over 55 years of age
  • Have knee osteoarthritis (OA); have morning knee stiffness of < 30 minutes and have joint pain
  • Have had painful knee OA for at least 6 months
  • Do not have rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis
  • Do not have a history of epilepsy or stroke
  • Do not have metal implants in the skull or implanted medical devices (i.e., pacemaker).

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are over 55 years of age
  • Do not have knee osteoarthritis (OA
  • Do not have rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis
  • Do not have a history of epilepsy or stroke
  • Do not have metal implants in the skull or implanted medical devices (i.e., pacemaker).

Participation involves:

2 Sessions (~2 hours each) separated by 7 days, at Adelaide University (Helen Mayo South Building, Frome Rd)
Undergo pain modulation and nervous system tests using established Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) techniques
Wear a physical activity monitor between session 1 and 2

You will receive your own personal health data and a $30/session reimbursement for your time at the end of the study.

For further information johanna.paddick@unisa.edu.au, 0417 801 002

 

Ethics Approval has been obtained from UniSA’s Human Ethics Research Committee App # 200199