Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis


Cognitive behavioural therapy

Non-pharmacological interventions 

Cognitive behavioural therapy


Intervention: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – Knee and/or hip


It may be appropriate to offer CBT for some people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA). Clinicians should consider whether CBT is appropriate, taking into account psychological comorbidities and personal preference. They should be cognisant of issues related to cost and access. It is recommended that CBT is combined with exercise to improve outcomes. CBT may be offered face-to-face or via online programs.

Strength of recommendation

Conditional for recommendation

Quality of evidence

Low (knee)
Very low (hip)

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