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Welcome to the MOA Programme: Management of OsteoArthritis

This programme of research investigates the Management of Osteoarthritis (MOA) at the interface between primary care and secondary care, with an emphasis on the contribution of non-pharmacological, non-surgical interventions; primarily exercise physiotherapy and manual physiotherapy.

The MOA programme of research incorporates a range of research methodologies, that bridge clinical epidemiology, medical decision-making and health economics, supporting management, clinical, and policy decisions. We study the health and economic implications of medical interventions using disease modelling and economic evaluation.

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Funded by:

  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Lottery Health Grants Board
  • University of Otago Research Grant
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Arthritis New Zealand

Sites recruiting:

Recruitment completed.

For further information:

Contact: Associate Professor Haxby Abbott
Email: haxby.abbott@otago.ac.nz
Tel: 64 3 474 0999 58615 or 64 27 289 0002

PhD opportunities: health economics/health services research:

Researchers leading a project investigating the burden and management of osteoarthritis have opportunities for suitably-qualified research trainees to pursue PhD study. Two topics are available for investigation:

  • Identify and prioritize the components of a coordinated approach to the management of OA by using multi-attribute decision analysis / conjoint analysis research methodology to elicit and analyze the recommendations of a group of content area experts and stakeholders from patient, policy and provider groups
  • Investigating the economic and health burden of disease and costs and effects of interventions using computer simulation modeling

Enquire by 31 August 2015 to:
Email: haxby.abbott@otago.ac.nz
Tel: 64 3 474 0999 58615 or 64 27 289 0002

 

Department of Surgical Sciences Orthopaedic Surgery University of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine