Journal article

Internet-mediated physiotherapy and pain coping skills training for people with persistent knee pain (IMPACT - knee pain): a randomised controlled trial protocol.

Fiona Dobson, Rana S Hinman, Simon French, Christine Rini, Francis Keefe, Rachel Nelligan, J Haxby Abbott, Christina Bryant, Margaret P Staples, Andrew Dalwood, Kim L Bennell

BMC Musculoskelet Disord | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Persistent knee pain in people over 50 years of age is often attributable to knee osteoarthritis (OA), a common joint condition that causes physical and psychological dysfunction. Exercise and pain coping skills training (PCST) can help reduce the impact of persistent knee pain, however, access to health professionals who deliver these services can be challenging. With increasing access to the Internet, remotely delivered Internet-based treatment approaches may provide alternatives for healthcare delivery. This pragmatic randomised controlled trial will investigate whether an Internet-delivered intervention that combines PCST and physiotherapist-guided exercise (PCST + Ex) is mor..

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