JointHealth™ express   May 16, 2014

The OPEN Project – Participate today!

Would you like to test an online program to help people with knee pain be more physically active?

The OPEN (Osteoarthritis Physical Activity & Exercise Net) Project for improving physical activity in early knee osteoarthritis is now recruiting for study participants. The study is conducted with collaboration between the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.

OPEN is an interactive website designed to help people with knee pain to be more physically active safely. You are eligible to participate if you:
  • Are 50 years or older.
  • Have knee pain.
  • Have been physically inactive for the past 6 months.
  • Live in British Columbia.
In the study, you will get to use either the OPEN website (not yet available to the general public) or receive a detailed booklet on safe exercise for knee pain. You will also have access to a registered physiotherapist via email. The research will take 6 months time commitment and is available in English only. Participants will be provided a small honorarium for their participation.

To see if you are eligible, please click here to complete a screening questionnaire. Any information you provide will be completely anonymous. Upon completing the screening questionnaire, a member of the research team will contact you with more details about the study. For more information, please contact Joanna Ye, research assistant, at or call at 604-207-4032 or 1-877-871-4575.