Journal article

The effects of mode of exercise instruction on compliance with a home exercise program in older adults with osteoarthritis

AMM Schoo, ME Morris, QM Bui

PHYSIOTHERAPY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Objectives: To explore whether compliance with a prescribed home exercise program in elderly people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis was influenced by mode of exercise instruction. Design: Participants were randomised to one of three groups who received different modes of exercise instruction. Exercise performance was assessed at baseline and after 4 weeks and 8 weeks of home exercises. Setting: Eighteen physiotherapy clinics in rural Victoria, Australia. Participants: One hundred and fifteen males and females (mean age 70.5 years) with osteoarthritis of the knees and/or hips. Interventions: Participants were randomised to receive verbal instructions on a home exercise program in addition..

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