Effectiveness of a Blended Physical Therapist Intervention in People With Hip Osteoarthritis, Knee Osteoarthritis, or Both

Authors Corelien Kloek , Daniël Bossen , Peter Spreeuwenberg , Joost Dekker , Dinny H. de Bakker , Cindy Veenhof
Published in Physical Therapy
Publication date 2018
Research groups Innovation of Movement Care
Type Article

Summary

Integrating physical therapy sessions and an online application (e-Exercise) might support people with hip osteoarthritis (OA), knee OA, or both (hip/knee OA) in taking an active role in the management of their chronic condition and may reduce the number of physical therapy sessions. The objective of this study was to investigate the short- and long-term effectiveness of e-Exercise compared to usual physical therapy in people with hip/knee OA. The design was a prospective, single-blind, multicenter, superiority, cluster-randomized controlled trial. e-Exercise is a 3-month intervention in which about 5 face-to-face physical therapy sessions were integrated with an online application consisting of graded activity, exercise, and information modules. Usual physical therapy was conducted according to the Dutch physical therapy guidelines on hip and knee OA. Primary outcomes, measured at baseline after 3 and 12 months, were physical functioning and free-living physical activity. Secondary outcome measures were pain, tiredness, quality of life, self-efficacy, and the number of physical therapy sessions.

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  • Corelien Kloek | Researcher | Research group Innovation of Movement Care
    Corelien Kloek
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Innovation of Movement Care
  • Cindy Veenhof | Professor | Research group Innovation of Movement Care
    Cindy Veenhof
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Innovation of Movement Care

Language English
Published in Physical Therapy
Year and volume 98 7
Key words osteoartritis, fysiotherapie, interventies, e-Exercise
Page range 560-570

Corelien Kloek

Corelien Kloek | Researcher | Research group Innovation of Movement Care

Corelien Kloek

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care