Behaviour change SMS program for knee osteoarthritis (ADHERE)

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The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether a behaviour change theoretically informed 24-week SMS intervention improved adherence to a prescribed, unsupervised home exercise over not receiving SMS. It is uncertain how to best help people with knee osteoarthritis stick to their exercise programs. Digital communication such as SMS, emails, or apps may be an inexpensive and accessible option.

Status of project: completed

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Behavior Change Text Messages for Home Exercise Adherence in Knee Osteoarthritis: Randomized Trial

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Effect of a short message service (SMS) intervention on adherence to a physiotherapist-prescribed home exercise program for people with knee osteoarthritis and obesity: protocol for the ADHERE randomised controlled trial

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Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Sarah Schwartz, Alex Kimp, and Rachel Nelligan at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at Monash University. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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