Chief Investigator - Associate Professor Karen Barker
Trial Manager - Nicola Kenealy
Research Physiotherapist/ PI at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre - Jon Room
The Primary objective for the CORKA trial is:
- To compare the patient reported functional outcome and quality of life of the CORKA trial rehabilitation protocol versus standard care in participants at risk of poor outcome after knee replacement.
Secondary objectives for the CORKA trial are:
- To assess the safety and serious adverse events associated with the treatment programme
- To assess the acceptability to the treatment programme for patients and therapists through both a RCT and a nested qualitative study
- To assess the cost effectiveness of the different treatment strategies
The following outcome measures will be collected at baseline, 6 months and 12 months
- Late Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI)
- Oxford Knee Score
- Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE)
- Functional Co-morbidities Index
- Physical measures :– 30 sec Chair Stand test, Figure of 8 test, Single leg stance
- Participant diaries – exercise, medication, use of healthcare services, falls (time to first fall), adverse events
Central Manchester Foundation Trust have randomised thier first patient.
The Final Countdown is on!
54 Patients to go.