Is a model of stratified exercise therapy by physical therapists in primary care feasible in patients with knee osteoarthritis? : a mixed methods study
J Knoop, M van der Leeden, M van der Esch, M de Rooij, WF Peter, KL Bennell, MPM Steultjens, A Hakkinen, LD Roorda, WF Lems, J Dekker
Physiotherapy | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility of a newly developed model of stratified exercise therapy in primary care for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Mixed method design (process, outcome and qualitative evaluation). SETTING: Six physical therapy practices in primary care around Amsterdam. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty eligible patients with knee OA, visiting one of the participating physical therapists (PTs). INTERVENTION: Patients were allocated to a subgroup based on a simple stratification tool and received subgroup-specific, protocolized, 4-month, exercise therapy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Feasibility of this model of stratified exercise therapy was explored by multiple process param..View full abstract
This study was funded by the Dutch Arthritis Foundation.