Journal article

Telephone Coaching to Enhance a Home-Based Physical Activity Program for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Kim L Bennell, Penny K Campbell, Thorlene Egerton, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Andrew Forbes, Caroline Bills, Janette Gale, Anthony Harris, Gregory S Kolt, Stephen J Bunker, David J Hunter, Caroline A Brand, Rana S Hinman

ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether simultaneous telephone coaching improves the clinical effectiveness of a physiotherapist-prescribed home-based physical activity program for knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A total of 168 inactive adults ages ≥50 years with knee pain on a numeric rating scale ≥4 (NRS; range 0-10) and knee OA were recruited from the community and randomly assigned to a physiotherapy (PT) and coaching group (n = 84) or PT-only (n = 84) group. All participants received five 30-minute consultations with a physiotherapist over 6 months for education, home exercise, and physical activity advice. PT+coaching participants also received 6-12 telephone coaching sessions by clinicia..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 631717). Drs. Bennell and Harris are supported by fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (1058440 and 1079777, respectively), and by the Australian Research Council and Medibank Health Research Fund. Dr. Forbes' work was supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Kolt's work was supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council, the Health Research Council of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Dr. Hunter's work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council, and the NIH. Dr. Hinman is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175), and by the National Health and Medical Research Council and Medibank Health Research Fund.