A multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three physiotherapy-led exercise interventions for knee osteoarthritis in older adults: the BEEP trial protocol (ISRCTN: 93634563)

@inproceedings{Foster2014AMP,
  title={A multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three physiotherapy-led exercise interventions for knee osteoarthritis in older adults: the BEEP trial protocol (ISRCTN: 93634563)},
  author={Nadine Elizabeth Foster and Emma Louise Healey and Melanie A. Holden and Elaine E. Nicholls and David G T Whitehurst and Sue Jowett and Clare Jinks and Edward Roddy and Elaine M. Hay},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Exercise is consistently recommended for older adults with knee pain related to osteoarthritis. However, the effects from exercise are typically small and short-term, likely linked to insufficient individualisation of the exercise programme and limited attention to supporting exercise adherence over time. The BEEP randomised trial aims to improve patients' short and long-term outcomes from exercise. It will test the overall effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two physiotherapy… CONTINUE READING
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