The SKOAP study is a sequenced-strategy for improving outcomes in people with knee osteoarthritis pain. Those interested in the study should visit to the main study website at and fill out the screening survey to determine your eligibility.

Do you suffer from knee pain?

We are looking for adults with knee osteoarthritis for a study exploring non-surgical methods for reducing knee pain. You may be eligible if you:

  • Are between 18 and 90 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis
  • Have knee pain most days for at least 3 months

What is involved?

  • Questionnaires
  • Random assignment into a treatment group
  • Online follow-up

Will you be compensated?

Yes! You may earn up to $550 for completing all study related visits.

Will it cost anything?

Most procedures are covered by insurance. You may have to pay a copay.

Principal Investigator

Clarence Shannon IV, MD

Dr. Shannon is the principal investigator on the SKOAP study. He is the Executive Medical Director of Pain Management and the Associate Dean of Strategy and Innovation at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In his clinical practice, he sees patients with both acute and chronic pain.


If you are interested or have questions about this study, please contact the study coordinator at