HOPE-c is a new observational, cohort study which aims to:
1) Improve our understanding of what happens to hand pain over time in people with hand osteoarthritis.
2) Find out whether there are factors that can predict why in some people the pain appears to improve, whilst in others it may remain stable or worsen.
3) Study hand pain flare: why do some people experience flares but not others? How does a flare impact on a person’s life and are there factors that can help us to predict flares (or prevent them occurring)?
Eligible participants will report their hand pain daily via SMS and complete 5 to 8 surveys over 26 weeks. Currently, the study is 100% remote but there may be opportunities for face-to-face visits dependent upon Trust capacity and COVID restrictions.
Who Can Take Part?
Adults with painful hand osteoarthritis in at least 2 joints if they:
• have had pain on most days of the last month
• do not have another cause of hand pain or another condition which could contribute to hand pain
• do not have a current or previous diagnosis of psoriasis
• have not had recent changes in certain treatments.
Please visit www.hopecohort.org.uk where you can read more about the study and find out if you may be eligible.
Contact the study team on 01865 612651 or email@example.com.
Clinical Trial Registration Details
Registration on Clinicaltrials.gov pending.