Journal article

Physical Therapists, Telephone Coaches, and Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: Qualitative Study About Working Together to Promote Exercise Adherence

Rana S Hinman, Clare M Delany, Penelope K Campbell, Janette Gale, Kim L Bennell

PHYSICAL THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Integrated models of care are recommended for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Exercise is integral to management, yet exercise adherence is problematic. Telephone-based health coaching is an attractive adjunct to physical therapist-prescribed exercise that may improve adherence. Little is known about the perceptions and interpretations of physical therapists, telephone coaches, and patients engaged in this model of care. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore how stakeholders (physical therapists, telephone coaches, and patients) experienced, and made sense of, being involved in an integrated program of physical therapist-supervised exercise and telephone coac..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council (Program Grant 631717). Dr Hinman is supported by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175). Dr Bennell is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (1058440).