Patients must be united if we are to advance in the same direction. For this reason, the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) leads the implementation of the OA Patients Task Force, an alliance between the most important associations of patients with rheumatologic problems in order to work together globally with a focus on osteoarthritis.
About 150 million patients are represented in the group’s work meetings, formed by the Arthritis Foundation (USA), Liga Española de Reumatología), the Pan-American League of Rheumatology Associations (PANLAR), in addition to the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI).
The OA Patients Task Force is currently working on the review of studies published worldwide on the quality of life of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and it collaborates in the design, dissemination and analysis of a survey aimed at patients with osteoarthritis with the goal to understand their perceptions regarding the information about the disease, its prevention and treatment.
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona / European Clinic Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN), Spain