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Table 2 Eligibility criteria

From: Can a disease-specific education program augment self-management skills and improve Health-Related Quality of Life in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis?

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• aged 18 years or over • cognitive dysfunction
• diagnosis of hip or knee OA* • previous participation in an ASMP or similar program
• referred to an orthopaedic surgeon or rheumatologist for hip or knee OA • placement on an orthopaedic waiting list for joint replacement surgery or scheduled joint replacement surgery
• sufficient English language skills to self-complete written questionnaires  
• a reasonable expectation that all 6 sessions of the ASMP could be attended if randomised to the intervention group  
  1. *A diagnosis of hip or knee OA will be extracted from radiology reports; where this information is not stated explicitly, medical records and radiographs will be used to diagnose OA according to American College of Rheumatology criteria [17, 18]