Journal article

Effectiveness of internet-delivered education and home exercise supported by behaviour change SMS on pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Rachel K Nelligan, Rana S Hinman, Jessica Kasza, Kim L Bennell

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent and chronic condition with no known cure. Exercise is advocated in all clinical guidelines due to its positive effects on symptoms. Despite this, exercise participation is often poor in people with knee OA with access to exercise treatments a known barrier. Internet-delivered exercise interventions have the potential to improve access to evidence-based exercise treatments and can benefit OA outcomes, although non-usage and low adherence potentially limit their effectiveness. Short message services (SMS) show promise in facilitating exercise adherence and may be one solution to improve adherence to internet-delivered exercise interventions. ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding has been provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Grant # 1091302). The funder has played no role in study design, data collection or manuscript preparation and will not be involved in data analysis or interpretation. RSH is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1154217). KLB is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1058440). RKN is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.