Key Research Publications
The following section contains key research publications discussing the principles behind exercise for knee and hip osteoarthritis and the feasibility of group exercise programs for knee and hip osteoarthritis.
If you are interested in learning more about various aspects of the GLA:D Program, please use the following publications.
GLA:D® Denmark and the COVID-19 pandemic: A descriptive study of patient profiles and outcomes across the pandemic
Immediate outcomes following the GLA:D® program in Denmark, Canada and Australia. A longitudinal analysis including 28,370 patients with symptomatic knee or hip osteoarthritis-Roos et al, 2021
The feasibility of implementing an English language version of GLA:D Back-Lemieux, 2021
Barriers and enablers to uptake of a contemporary guideline-based management program for hip and knee osteoarthritis: A qualitative study-Wallis et al, 2020
Implementing a national first-line management program for moderate-severe knee osteoarthritis in Australia: A budget impact analysis focusing on knee replacement avoidance-Ackerman et al, 2020
Patients use fewer analgesics following supervised exercise therapy and patient education: an observational study of 16 499 patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis – Thorlund et al, 2020
GLA:D® Back: implementation of group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of back pain – protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study-Kongsted et al, 2019
GLA:D® Back: group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of persistent back pain – feasibility of implementing standardised care by a course for clinicians Kongsted et al, 2019
Cross-cultural adaptation and implementation of Good Life with osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D™): group education and exercise for hip and knee osteoarthritis is feasible in Canada-Davis et al, 2018
GLA:D® Back group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of back pain – development, theories and scientific evidence – Kjaer et al, 2018
Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark GLAD – evidence-based education and supervised neuromuscular exercise delivered by certified physiotherapists nationwide – Skou et al, 2017
Predictors of long-term effect from education and exercise in patients with knee and hip pain – Skou et al, 2014
Group education and exercise is feasible in knee and hip osteoarthritis – Skou et al, 2012