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Efficacy of simple integrated group rehabilitation program for patients with knee osteoarthritis: Single-blind randomized controlled trial

Flávio S. da Silva, MS, et al.

Knee osteoarthritis often results in muscle weakness, pain, and decreased range of motion. The goal of clinical treatment is to improve the patient’s health condition, and one major conservative intervention involves physical activity. However, exercise protocols are commonly established by therapist personal preferences and availability, which hinders the elucidation of what rehabilitation techniques are actually positive for osteoarthritis rehabilitation and patient adherence. In this study, we examined the efficacy of a simple integrated group rehabilitation program consisting of general health orientation and exercises for subjects with knee osteoarthritis. Our findings indicate that this group exercise program was able to decrease pain and improve quality of life and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Volume 52 Number 3, 2015
   Pages 309 — 322

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ResearcherID: Flávio S. da Silva, MS: E-8925-2015; Bento J. Abreu, PhD: E-2607-2015

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