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Module 3: Addressing the Unmet Need in OA

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OA is a serious disease with substantial persistent morbidity, including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, and disability, impacting day-to-day functioning in a growing segment of the global population. The unmet medical need in OA is complex, involving accessibility barriers, acceptability concerns, and availability to treatment options. This module explores the unmet need in OA, discussing the barriers to treatment and what can be done to modify the course of the disease vs treating symptoms.

When this module is completed, you will receive the “Module 3: Addressing the Unmet Need in OA” digital badge! However, to receive one CME credit, you must complete all five modules.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the comorbidities associated with OA and which result in limited treatment options
  • Define the factors influencing access to OA care globally
  • Use the OARSI 2019 Treatment Guidelines algorithm for core and non-core pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of OA symptoms
  • Identify the pipeline medications available that aim to modify the course of the disease

Module Three Syllabus:

  • Global Impact on Society
  •  The components of unmet needs in OA
    • Accessibility
      • Patient-controlled aspects
      • Healthcare provider
    • Acceptability
      • Patient perceptions and adhering to treatment
    • Availability
      • Limitations of common products
      • OARSI core treatments that effectively address the need
      • When core treatments are not enough
  • The Future
  • Summary
  • Assessment questions

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