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Impairment-targeted exercises for older adults with knee pain: a proof-of-principle study (TargET-Knee-Pain)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 2016
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Title
Impairment-targeted exercises for older adults with knee pain: a proof-of-principle study (TargET-Knee-Pain)
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-0899-9
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Authors

Laurence R. J. Wood, Milica Blagojevic-Bucknall, Siobhán Stynes, Deborah D’Cruz, Ricky Mullis, Rebecca Whittle, George Peat, Nadine E. Foster

Abstract

Therapeutic exercise is an effective intervention for knee pain and osteoarthritis (OA) and should be individualised. In a preliminary, proof-of-principle study we sought to develop a home exercise programme targeted at specific physical impairments of weak quadriceps, reduced knee flexion range of motion (ROM) and poor balance, and evaluate whether receipt of this was associated with improvements in those impairments and in patient-reported outcomes among older adults with knee pain. This community-based study used a single group, before-after study design with 12-week follow-up. Participants were 58 adults aged over 56 years with knee pain and evidence of quadriceps weakness, loss of flexion ROM, or poor balance, recruited from an existing population-based, observational cohort. Participants received a 12-week home exercise programme, tailored to their physical impairments. The programme was led, monitored and progressed by a physiotherapist over six home visits, alternating with six telephone calls. Primary outcome measures were maximal isometric quadriceps strength, knee flexion ROM and timed single-leg standing balance, measured at baseline, 6 and 12 weeks by a research nurse blinded to the nature and content of participants' exercise programmes. Secondary outcome measures included the WOMAC. At 12 weeks, participants receiving strengthening exercises demonstrated a statistically significant change in quadriceps isometric strength compared to participants not receiving strengthening exercises: 3.9 KgF (95 % CI 0.1, 7.8). Changes in knee flexion ROM (2.1° (-2.3, 6.5)) and single-leg balance time (-2.4 s (-4.5, 6.7)) after stretching and balance retraining exercises respectively, were not found to be statistically significant. There were significant improvements in mean WOMAC Pain and Physical Function scores: -2.2 (-3.1, -1.2) and -5.1 (-7.8, -2.5). A 12-week impairment-targeted, home-based exercise programme for symptomatic knee OA appeared to be associated with modest improvements in self-reported pain and function but no strong evidence of greater improvement in the specific impairments targeted by each exercise package, with the possible exception of quadriceps strengthening. ISRCTN 61638364 Date of registration: 24 June 2010.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Portugal 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Unknown 96 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Researcher 8 8%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 24 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 15%
Sports and Recreations 14 14%
Psychology 6 6%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 28 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 September 2016.
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#823,807
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Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#200
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#35,430
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#12
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