A randomised trial of krill oil for osteoarthritis of the knee (KAROAKE)

You are invited to participate in a research study investigating an experimental treatment for knee pain because you have osteoarthritis of the knee. The study is being conducted at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (Hobart) by Professor Graeme Jones. It is also being conducted at the Alfred Hospital (Melbourne), Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney), The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Adelaide) and the Fiona Stanley Hospital (Perth).

Before you decide whether or not you wish to participate in this study, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take the time to read the information sheet and consent form in the link below.

What is the purpose of this study?

This study will examine a new treatment for knee pain. The treatment is called krill oil. This study will determine whether treating people with krill oil will improve knee pain and slow down the progression of knee osteoarthritis.

Why have I been invited to participate?

We will be studying up to 260 people nationally. People can be included in the study if they:

  • Are ≥ 40 years;
  • Have significant knee pain and swelling on most days lasting for more than 6 months;
  • Willing to have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan; and
  • Have clinically defined knee osteoarthritis

….. if this sounds like you, please read the information sheet and consent form in the link below

Please contact Carole Goff,
Coordinator/Nurse Karaoke – Krill Oil clinical trial for osteoarthritis of the knee
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Ph: 6226 4648 (Tues/Wed) or email Carole.Goff@utas.edu.au

This study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network. It is sponsored by Aker Biomarine.