Challenges with strengthening exercises for people with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid obesity: a qualitative study with patients and physiotherapists.
Belinda J Lawford, Kim L Bennell, Kim Allison, Sarah Schwartz, Rana S Hinman
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) | WILEY | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Explore challenges associated with implementing a home-based strengthening exercise program for people with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid obesity. METHODS: Qualitative study embedded within a randomised controlled trial comparing two home-based strengthening programs (weight bearing functional exercise versus non-weight bearing quadriceps strengthening exercise) for people with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid obesity. Patients in both exercise programs attended five consultations with a physiotherapist and undertook a home-based exercise program for 12 weeks. Semi-structured individual telephone interviews were conducted with 22 patients after trial completion, and all seven p..View full abstract