How can adherence to home-based exercise treatment be increased in patients with osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The benefits of exercise have been found to decline over time, possibly because of poor adherence. Factors that determine adherence to exercise have not been carefully studied in patients with osteoarthritis. In a review of this topic, Marks and Allegrante concluded that interventions to enhance self-efficacy, social support, and skills in the long-term monitoring of progress are necessary to foster exercise adherence in people with osteoarthritis. [122]


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