Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Real World Evidence

Real-time Participant Outcomes


ESCAPE-pain has a commitment to building a robust evidence base for our programme, since spreading into practice we have worked with delivery staff to ensure a database of clinical outcomes has been kept and updated on a regular basis.

The graphs below relay the pre intervention and post intervention outcome scores for the Knee OA Outcome Score (KOOS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS) demonstrating ESCAPE-pain’s clinical effectiveness in practice, with a strong resemblance to what was found during the clinical trial (Hurley et al., 2007).

The graphs also show the percentages (%) of participants who showed an improvement in each outcomes score post intervention. The sample size of our database has reached over 2,500 participants to date and continues to grow.







Participant Retention Rates


We measure the number of ESCAPE-pain participants who complete the programme which means they have attended at least 75% of the sessions. The graph below illustrates the combined participant data for all our active sites. We have seen an improvement in the retention rate over time. This trend correlates with the introduction of the ESCAPE-pain Facilitator Training programme.



Page last reviewed: 21 April 2020. Page last updated: 21 April 2020. Next review date: 1 July 2020