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Outreach

Outreach

Outreach

Outreach activities constitute a central element in FOFs strategy to disseminate research findings and interact with clinicians, patients, the public, and other stakeholders.

Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D(®))

One example is Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®), which is a not-for-profit initiative started in 2013 by FOF researches Ewa Roos and Søren Thorgaard Skou. The aim of GLA:D® is to implement guideline recommended treatment for individuals with knee and hip osteoarthritis in primary care in Denmark.

This initiative has trained more than 1400 physiotherapist that delivers evidence-based standardised treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis across 430 private and public GLA:D® units spread across Denmark. More than 50,000 patients have started the GLA:D® programme. Furthermore, the GLA:D® programme has been successfully implemented in Canada, Australia, China, and Switzerland, and the number of involved countries continues to grow. Follow GLAD on twitter.

Science in action

Another example is the annual Science in Action Day arranged by FOF, which aims to build bridges between researchers and clinicians and provide a forum for presenting and discussing the newest research findings, and how these can be used in practice.

Clinical guidelines and recommendations

A last example is the involvement of FOF researches in the development of clinical guidelines and recommendations. FOF researchers have participated in the development of a number of clinical guidelines and recommendations:

International guidelines and recommendations

National Danish clinical guidelines

Professional clinical recommendations by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy