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Behaviour change text messages for home exercise adherence in knee osteoarthritis: A randomised trial (Preprint)

Kim Bennell, Rachel K Nelligan, Sarah Schwartz, Jessica Kasza, Alexander Kimp, Samuel JC Crofts, Rana S Hinman

JMIR Publications Inc.


BACKGROUND Exercise is a core recommended treatment for knee OA, yet adherence declines particularly following cessation of clinician supervision. OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate whether a 24-week short message service (SMS) intervention improves adherence to unsupervised home exercise in people with knee OA and obesity compared to no SMS. METHODS A two group, superiority randomized controlled trial in a community setting was performed. Participants were people aged 50 year..

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