Journal article

Comparison of weight bearing functional exercise and non-weight bearing quadriceps strengthening exercise on pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis and obesity: protocol for the TARGET randomised controlled trial

Kim L Bennell, Rachel K Nelligan, Alexander J Kimp, Tim V Wrigley, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Paul W Hodges, Rana S Hinman

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend exercise as a core treatment for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the best type of exercise for clinical benefits is not clear, particularly in different OA subgroups. Obesity is a common co-morbidity in people with knee OA. There is some evidence suggesting that non-weight bearing exercise may be more effective than weight bearing exercise in patients with medial knee OA and obesity. METHODS: To compare the efficacy of two different exercise programs (weight bearing functional exercise and non-weight bearing quadriceps strengthening) on pain and physical function for people ≥50 years with painful medial knee OA and obesity (body m..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant #1091302. KLB is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (1058440). PWH is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1102905). NHMRC had no role in the design of the study and in writing of this manuscript. Further they will have no role in collection, analysis, and interpretation of data.