Journal article

Stratified exercise therapy compared with usual care by physical therapists in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial protocol (OCTOPuS study)

Jesper Knoop, Joost Dekker, Marike van der Leeden, Mariette de Rooij, Wilfred FH Peter, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Johanna M van Dongen, Nique Lopuhaa, Kim L Bennell, Willem F Lems, Martin van der Esch, Thea PM Vliet Vlieland, Raymond WJG Ostelo

Physiotherapy Research International | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by its heterogeneity, with large differences in clinical characteristics between patients. Therefore, a stratified approach to exercise therapy, whereby patients are allocated to homogeneous subgroups and receive a stratified, subgroup-specific intervention, can be expected to optimize current clinical effects. Recently, we developed and pilot tested a model of stratified exercise therapy based on clinically relevant subgroups of knee OA patients that we previously identified. Based on the promising results, it is timely to evaluate the (cost-)effectiveness of stratified exercise therapy compared with usual, "nonstratified" exercise thera..

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