Joint Pain Survey

I decided to start with a survey of what people here, think, feel, see, and say about joint pain.

Instead of conducting a typical orthopedic survey, I choose to use a different research strategy that will help people:

1 Ask better questions, and

2 Improve decision-making strategies.

Do we (bone and joint specialists) understand what our communities think about joint pain?

How might we better understand public opinion on joint pain?

Can we use what we learn from the community to become more effective community educators?

Question Formulation Technique (QFT)

To accomplish this, questions from 100 community guests will be collected using the question formulation technique. Questions will be used to create better education material that fit the needs of our community.

The Question Formulation Technique includes the following steps:

Design a question focus.

Produce questions.

Work with closed-ended and open-ended questions.

Prioritize questions.

Plan next steps.


Click below for more information on QFT

Educational Leadership:Instruction That Sticks:The Right Questions


Promote Detroit area Health Education Programs

-Our goal is to increase Awareness of Evidence Based Community Programs by 20% in 12 months

-Encourage health care providers to recommend self-management interventions to their patients with chronic disease

-Directly engaging providers can be effective in getting more people to use these interventions

-Use the CDC's 1-2-3 Approach to Provider Outreach

Behavior Intervention

What is behavior intervention?

Behavioral interventions are interventions designed to affect the actions that individuals take with regard to their health.(1)

1. Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

What are some behavior intervention examples?

-Increasing self-management of the disease through education, physical activity, and achieving a healthy weight

What local behavior intervention programs do you promote?

-PATH to health/Arthritis Self Management Program

-Enhance Fitness

-Walk With Ease

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