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Understanding the needs of consumers with musculoskeletal conditions

Consumers’ perceived needs of health information, health services and other non-medical services: A systematic scoping review

Investigators: Associate Professor Anita Wluka, Dr Louisa Chou, Associate Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor Flavia Cicuttini
Institutions: Musculoskeletal Australia (formerly MOVE) and Monash University
Year: 2016

This systematic scoping review details the breadth of perceived needs of consumers with musculoskeletal conditions. The review explores the health information, health services and non-medical services needs of consumers with: inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis), osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain and osteoporosis.

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Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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