SKOAP: A Sequenced-strategy for improving outcomes in people with Knee OsteoArthritis Pain

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.

Interested? Please navigate to the main study website at and fill out the screening survey to determine your eligibility.

Please note this survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If it is determined that you are eligible, a study team member will contact you soon!


Clarence Shannon IV, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
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 of the Medical School here at the University of Minnesota. In his clinical practice, he sees patients with both acute and chronic pain.