Patient AdhereNce To Home Exercise pRograms (PANTHER)

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The primary aim of this study was to evaluate whether the addition of a web-based system, Physitrack, to usual physiotherapy treatment improved patient adherence levels to exercises compared to the usual non web-based methods physiotherapists use to deliver exercise programs to people with musculoskeletal conditions. Exercise is an integral component of the conservative management of most musculoskeletal conditions; however, adherence to exercises is often low and this impacts on treatment effectiveness.

Status of project: completed

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PANTHER Research Summary

Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Fiona Dobson, and Charlotte Marshall at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at Australian Catholic University. The study was funded by Physitrack.

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