Individuals who are participating in the GLA:D program will be asked if they are willing to provide information about their condition and symptoms including their pain, function and levels of physical activity. The information will be collected at the start of the program, at 3 months and at 1 year, and stored in a secure confidential database. All data is collected electronically using questionnaires. The results are confidential and the information will not be shared but will be used to develop an annual report on the program performance across Canada. By tracking the outcomes of the thousands of individuals who have participated in the GLA:D program we will be able to continually develop the program to meet the needs of people with OA in communities across the country.
There is no requirement to provide data so all individuals who do not wish to provide their data CAN still participate in the GLA:D program including the full education and exercise program.
For individuals who wish to provide data, as soon as you are enrolled in the GLA:D program your treating therapist will provide you with the link to the database web site. The database is secure therefore you are UNABLE TO ACCESS it through this web site. You need to speak to your therapist or email email@example.com to access the data base.
Further information about accessing the GLA:D Database can be found here.