Phone Physios: A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Telephone-Delivered Exercise Advice And Behaviour Change Support By Physiotherapists For People With Knee Osteoarthritis

Grant number: 1112133 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Exercise is an important part of self-management for people with knee osteoarthritis, however access to qualified clinicians is limited for many Australians with knee osteoarthritis. In addition, most exercise providers are not adequately trained to motivate and support people to effectively incorporate exercise into their life on a long-term basis. This project will implement and evaluate a telephone-based exercise counselling and support service for people with knee osteoarthritis.