Work packages

All APPROACH activities are designed to validate and qualify methods and criteria for osteoarthritis (OA) patient stratification and potential diagnostic application.  The backbone of APPROACH is a large set of existing measures that come from existing ongoing cohorts of which some have been designed around a specific subset of OA patients, e.g. knee OA, hand OA or obese subjects. An important element of the work of the consortium will be to define a set of guidelines that enable prediction models to support new DMOAD trials, with medication that is specifically designed for subsets of phenotypically different OA patients.

To reach its objectives, the APPROACH project has been divided into 4 work packages: