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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Applicability of exercise and education programmes for knee osteoarthritis management to Switzerland
Authors: Ettlin, Lea
Rausch Osthoff, Anne-Kathrin
Nast, Irina
Niedermann Schneider, Karin
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3389/frhs.2021.760814
Published in: Frontiers in Health Services
Volume(Issue): 1
Issue: 760814
Issue Date: Nov-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 2813-0146
Language: English
Subjects: Knee osteoarthritis; Exercise and education programme; Implementation; Applicability; RE-AIM
Subject (DDC): 615.82: Physical therapy
616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the applicability of six OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) approved exercise and education programmes for the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis to the Swiss health care system. Methods: The RE-AIM framework was used in this cross-sectional survey study to analyse the characteristics of the six exercise and education programmes. A survey was developed based on the RE-AIM dimensions, “Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance,” for rating the applicability of the programmes (on a scale of 1 = “least applicable” to 10 = “most applicable”). Programme scores of ≥7 indicated applicability to the Swiss health care system. Nine selected physiotherapy experts for knee OA management in Switzerland were invited for the rating. Results: The six programmes were rated by six of the nine invited research experts with mean scores of between 5.9 and 9.45. Four programmes scored 7 or more. These four programmes all included supervised exercise sessions and education with the goal that the participants understand the diagnosis and the management of OA. The two lower rated programmes focused on exercise counselling or weight reduction. Conclusion: The programme with the highest scores consists of exercise and education and scored higher than 7 in all RE-AIM dimensions. Therefore, this programme is most applicable to the Swiss health care system as only a few adaptations would be needed for its successful implementation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) in Switzerland
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