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ACE Report #11680
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Home-based exercise significantly improves pain, function and QoL in geriatric knee OA patients


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effects of a home-based exercise intervention on elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis: a quasi-experimental study

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Apr 9;20(1):160.

Contributing Authors: H Chen C Liu X Zheng H Huang Q Wan S Shang

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Synopsis

171 elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive home-based exercise therapy alongside health education, or health education only. The primary outcomes of interest were the WOMAC pain and stiffness scores. Secondary outcomes included the five times sit to stand test (FTSST), the timed up and go test, the 6-minute walking test (6MWT), and the arthritis impact measurement sca...

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