Knee Osteoarthritis
Research Study
Join a University of Maryland Baltimore & Baltimore VA Medical Center research study testing a combined treatment approach for knee osteoarthritis!
Compensation Provided
Conducted in Baltimore, MD
experience mood changes
Have knee osteoarthritis
Years Old
Fast Facts
About Our Research Study
Join a pilot study to test combined treatments for knee osteoarthritis and mood changes!
Knee pain is a leading cause of discomfort worldwide. People who have knee osteoarthritis experience great pain and that can influence their mood. Currently, there is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are a number of treatments to help relieve the symptoms. We are hoping to help patients by treating both physical pain and mood by using a combination of exercise and medication.

If you enroll in this study, you will participate in a six-month-long study involving an aerobic exercise walking program and the antidepressant medication Cymbalta. If you agree to participate, you will be helping future patients with knee osteoarthritis live healthier and happier lives.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of this study is to test a combination of treatments for knee osteoarthritis and mood changes!
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • 40+ years of age
  • Diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis
  • Experiencing mood changes
  • No plans to get knee surgery in the next 6 months
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participation will involve supervised aerobic exercise sessions and taking a prescription medication.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
The total monetary compensation for participation in this study is $150. We also offer a prescription to Duloxetine as well as supervised exercise visits over 24 weeks at no cost.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program, but you are responsible for getting to and from study visits and exercise sessions.