The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Research Roundup, Volume 1, Issue 11
May 2-May 9, 2016
Welcome to the weekly research roundup! We plan to use this letter to share the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, funding opportunities and current study recruitment. Have a publication you would like us to feature? Please email My-Linh Luong at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Research Roundup is a web-based newsletter published by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Looking for our biweekly publication?
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Telephone coaching to enhance a home-based physical activity program for knee osteoarthritis: A randomised clinical trial.
Arthritis Care and Research
Bennell KL, et al., 2016 The researchers investigated whether the addition of telephone coaching to a physiotherapist-prescribed home-based physical activity program for knee osteoarthritis (OA) improved pain, physical function, and increased physical activity, exercise adherence, and affected other pain and function measures and quality of life. Both the participants who received physiotherapy consultations, home exercise and advice and the participants who received additional telephone coaching sessions demonstrated clinically relevant improvements in pain and function at six months, however there was not a significant difference between the two groups. At 6 months, physiotherapy + telephone coaching resulted in positive outcomes for physical activity and exercise behavior, however these effects were not seen at 12 or 18 month follow-up. READ MORE
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