Participant Eligibility and Suitability: Who can take part in GLA:D®?
The GLA:D® program can be helpful for people with a range of conditions affecting their lower limbs.
Clinics can offer their GLA:D® education and exercise sessions to anyone who is assessed as being appropriate for and needing that intervention.
Some individuals will be eligible for data collection, and wherever possible should be included in this if they are eligible.
Below are the criteria that apply to inclusion for data collection.
Individuals who have joint problems from the hip and/or knee that have resulted in them being diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis.
Individuals who have had joint problems due to other reasons, for example:
Tumor, Inflammatory joint disease, and Sequelae after hip fracture
Individuals whose other symptoms are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems, for example:
Chronic, generalised pain, and Fibromyalgia
Individuals who do not understand English