Effectiveness of internet-delivered education and home exercise supported by behaviour change SMS on pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Published on 2019in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders2.00
· DOI :10.1186/s12891-019-2714-x
Rachel Nelligan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Melbourne),
Rana S. Hinman47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Melbourne)
+ 1 AuthorsKim L. Bennell79
Estimated H-index: 79
(University of Melbourne)
Background Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent and chronic condition with no known cure. Exercise is advocated in all clinical guidelines due to its positive effects on symptoms. Despite this, exercise participation is often poor in people with knee OA with access to exercise treatments a known barrier. Internet-delivered exercise interventions have the potential to improve access to evidence-based exercise treatments and can benefit OA outcomes, although non-usage and low adherence potentially limit their effectiveness. Short message services (SMS) show promise in facilitating exercise adherence and may be one solution to improve adherence to internet-delivered exercise interventions. The combination of internet-delivered exercise and SMS adherence support has not been specifically evaluated in people with knee OA.
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