Evidence Based Programs
For the purposes of this Guide, EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS are defined as interventions that:
- are packaged so they can be delivered in the same way each time they are offered (i.e. maintaining fidelity); and
- have an accumulation of data that show they have specific health benefits for people with arthritis. This includes data from well-conducted controlled trials and evaluation studies, published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
At least six programs have been proven to enhance the function and quality of life of adults with arthritis.