My Knee Exercise

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The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether use of a novel self-directed web and mobile phone based exercise program improved knee osteoarthritis symptoms compared with use of a website offering educational material only. It is not known how best to increase access to best-practice exercise prescription and support for people with knee osteoarthritis. Digital technologies such as web pages and automated text messages may be a feasible and accessible option.

Status of project: completed

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The My Knee Exercise experience

The primary aim of this study was to explore the attitudes and experiences of people with knee osteoarthritis who accessed the novel self-directed web and mobile phone based exercise program and the features they perceived as useful to facilitate self-directed exercise.

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Development of text messages

This study describes the development of, and rationale for, the SMS program which accompanied the self-directed web-based exercise program.

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Researchers involved in this study included Rachel Nelligan, Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Samatha Teo and Samuel Crofts at the University of Melbourne, and collaborators from Monash University and University College London.

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