Journal article

A targeted home- and center-based exercise program for people after total hip replacement: A randomized clinical trial

Mary P Galea, Pazit Levinger, Noel Lythgo, Chris Cimoli, Robert Weller, Elizabeth Tully, Joan McMeeken, Roger Westh

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the physical function, gait, and quality of life of patients after total hip replacement (THR) randomly assigned to either a targeted home- or center-based exercise program. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation research center in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-three patients with unilateral THR were randomly assigned to a supervised center-based exercise group (n=11) or an unsupervised home-based exercise group (n=12). INTERVENTION: The center-based group completed an 8-week targeted exercise program while under the direct supervision of a physiotherapist. After initial instruction, the home-based group completed the 8-week targeted exercise pro..

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