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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Apr;21(2):284-289. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.06.016. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Effects of medical exercise therapy in patients with hip osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial with six months follow-up. A pilot study.

Author information

1
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Social Science, Trondheim, Norway. Electronic address: havard.osteras@hist.no.
2
Rosenborg Physical Therapy Clinique, Trondheim, Norway.
3
Arctic Circle Clinique, Mo i Rana, Norway.
4
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Social Science, Trondheim, Norway.
5
Holten Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and NVS Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS:

There is no consensus regarding what type of exercises, combination of exercises or exercise dosage is most effective in patients with long-term hip arthrosis. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of two different exercise programs related to dose-response relationships.

METHOD:

Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial with 6 months follow where 33 participants were randomly assigned to either high repetitive, high dosage medical exercise therapy (MET) (n = 16) or low dosage exercise therapy (ET) (n = 17). Primary outcomes are pain using a visual analog scale (VAS) and function using a functional assessment questionnaire (WOMAC).

RESULTS:

Patients were equal at baseline. Two patients (6%) dropped out during the treatment period. There were no difference between groups after end of treatment nor at 6 months follow up. However, there were significant differences within each exercise group at end of treatment.

CONCLUSION:

In this pilot study, we were not able to show any difference between MET and ET. More research is needed with a larger patient population and a more extensive exercise period similar to other studies that are published regarding dose-response effects. Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01700933.

KEYWORDS:

Exercise therapy; Hip; Osteoarthritis; Physiotherapy; Rct

PMID:
28532870
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.06.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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