Adherence to home exercises in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (MORE study)

Project Details

Knee osteoarthritis is a major problem in Australia, and helping people to self-manage the condition is an important aim of treatment. Resistance exercise has been found to reduce pain and disability in people with knee osteoarthritis, but little is known about how we best measure how much of the prescribed exercise people actually do.  Having a better understanding of these relationships will allow physiotherapists to better prescribe exercise and help people with osteoarthritis manage their symptoms. You are eligible to participate if you are aged 45 years and over and have experienced persistent knee pain for more than 3 months and for most days of the past month. This project involves you attending 7 sessions with a physiotherapist at the University of Melbourne to teach and progress knee strengthening exercises, measure your knee pain, function and muscle strength.

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Researchers

Ms Pippa Nicolson (PhD student)  

Prof Kim Bennell

Prof Rana Hinman

Mr Tim Wrigley

Collaborators

McMaster University

Prof Paul Stratford

Funding

Medibank Health Research Fund

Physiotherapy Research Fund

Research Group

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Physiotherapy