mHealth Tool to Support Assessment of Community-based Mindful Walking in Knee Osteoarthritis (Pilot Year 3)

Study Team

Deepak Kumar, MUSC (PI); Frank Treiber, South Carolina Center of Economic Excellence Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (Mentor); Kurt Manal, UD (Co-I).

What we wanted to learn and why it matters

Walking disability contributes to higher risk of early death in people with knee osteoarthritis. Walking is an essential part of osteoarthritis self-management; however, there is a need for low-cost, community-based programs that can increase and sustain walking among people with osteoarthritis. Our research created an integrated mobile health program to promote ChiWalking® a mindful walking program. We examined user-experience and motion outcomes of our mobile mindful walking program.

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