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Welcome to the HOPE-e study website.

We invited women aged 40-65, who were at least 1 year after menopause, and were experiencing hand pain due to osteoarthritis (OA), to take part in this study. 

Purpose of the study: We want to test whether taking a tablet of an estrogen-containing therapy once daily for 6 months improves hand pain in women with hand OA, when compared with taking a placebo tablet (inactive medication). This study aims to find out whether it is acceptable to women with painful hand OA to take this type of treatment, and also what the best way of collecting some of the information is, to help us plan a full size trial. The study may also give us some idea of whether this treatment might work or not.


Study Progress

The HOPE-e study has now finished. Please click the NEWS tab above to access the study results.