Journal article

Does a Web-Based Exercise Programming System Improve Home Exercise Adherence for People With Musculoskeletal Conditions? A Randomized Controlled Trial

Kim L Bennell, Charlotte J Marshall, Fiona Dobson, Jessica Kasza, Chris Lonsdale, Rana S Hinman

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether a web-based exercise programming system improves adherence to a home exercise program for people with musculoskeletal conditions. DESIGN: Eligible patients with a musculoskeletal condition presenting to a physical therapist in private practice were randomized to the following: (a) control (home exercise prescribed by therapist's usual methods) or (b) intervention (home exercise prescribed using a web-based exercise programming system). The primary outcome was self-rated exercise adherence measured at week 3 via 11-point Numeric Rating Scales. Secondary outcomes were satisfaction with exercise delivery and confidence in ability to undert..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health andMedical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (National Health and Medical Research Council, Program Grant #631717). Physitrack provided use of the program as well as iPads for the physical therapists. Neither the funder nor Physitrack had any role in the collection or analysis of the data or in the interpretation of the findings. KLB is funded by a National Health andMedical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440). RSH is funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FTFT0991413). KLB previously received funds as a consultant for Physitrack.