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Effectiveness of a Blended Physical Therapist Intervention in People With Hip Osteoarthritis, Knee Osteoarthritis, or Both

A Cluster- Randomized Controlled Trial

Auteur(s) Corelien Kloek; Daniël Bossen; Peter Spreeuwenberg; Joost Dekker; Dinny H. Bakker, de ; Cindy Veenhof
Publicatiedatum 2018
Publicatietype Artikel
Kenniscentrum Hogeschool Utrecht, Kenniscentrum Gezond en Duurzaam Leven
Lectoraat Innovatie van Beweegzorg
Samenvatting Integrating physical therapy sessions and an online application (e-Exercise) might support people with hip osteoarthritis (OA), knee OA, or both (hip/knee OA) in taking an active role in the management of their chronic condition and may reduce the number of physical therapy sessions. The objective of this study was to investigate the short- and long-term effectiveness of e-Exercise compared to usual physical therapy in people with hip/knee OA. The design was a prospective, single-blind, multicenter, superiority, cluster-randomized controlled trial. e-Exercise is a 3-month intervention in which about 5 face-to-face physical therapy sessions were integrated with an online application consisting of graded activity, exercise, and information modules. Usual physical therapy was conducted according to the Dutch physical therapy guidelines on hip and knee OA. Primary outcomes, measured at baseline after 3 and 12 months, were physical functioning and free-living physical activity. Secondary outcome measures were pain, tiredness, quality of life, self-efficacy, and the number of physical therapy sessions.
Trefwoorden osteoartritis, fysiotherapie, interventies, e-Exercise
Taal Engels
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Gepubliceerd in Physical Therapy
Jaargang/Volume 98 nr. 7
Paginabereik 560-570
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