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National osteoarthritis strategy brief report prevention of osteoarthritis


de Melo, LR and Hunter, D and Fortington, L and Peeters, A and Seward, H and Vertullo, C and Hills, AP and Brown, WJ and Feng, Y and Lloyd, DG, National osteoarthritis strategy brief report prevention of osteoarthritis, Australian Journal of General Practice, 49, (5) pp. 273-275. ISSN 2208-794X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

DOI: doi:10.31128/AJGP-08-19-5051-01


Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common and debilitating chronic joint conditions in Australia. A National Osteoarthritis Strategy (the Strategy) was developed to outline a national plan to achieve optimal health outcomes for people at risk of, or with, OA.

Objective: This article focuses on the theme of prevention of OA within the Strategy.

Discussion: The Strategy was developed by a leadership group, three working groups, an implementation planning committee, multisectoral stakeholders and public consultation. The Strategy's 'Prevention Working Group' identified two priorities for action: 1) implement programs that target the prevention of obesity and increase physical activity, 2) adhere to joint injury prevention programs. The lack of implementable policies that promote OA prevention exposes Australians and the public health system to an enormous burden. A set of evidence-based strategies was proposed to assist implementation throughout Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Weight-gainmeta analysis
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Education systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Hunter, D (Professor David Hunter)
UTAS Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:152015
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2022-08-10
Last Modified:2022-11-02

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