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Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults


Aitken, D and Buchbinder, R and Jones, G and Winzenberg, T, Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults, Australian Family Physician, 44, (1-2) pp. 39-42. ISSN 0300-8495 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Background: This article is facilitated by the Australian Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group (CMSG) editorial base. The CMSG is one of the largest Cochrane review groups and produces reliable, up-to-date systematic reviews of interventions for the prevention, treatment or rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders.

Objective: Our aim is to place the findings of recent Cochrane musculoskeletal reviews in a context immediately relevant to general practitioners (GPs) by summarising the findings of a review of interventions to improve adherence to exercise for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP).

Discussion: The findings indicate that there are various strategies that may be effective in increasing adherence to exercise and physical activity in patients suffering from CMP. These strategies are discussed in detail and general practice scenarios are presented to show how the results can be applied in practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:musculoskeletal pain, exercise, patient compliance
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Aitken, D (Associate Professor Dawn Aitken)
UTAS Author:Jones, G (Professor Graeme Jones)
UTAS Author:Winzenberg, T (Professor Tania Winzenberg)
ID Code:102088
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-07-28
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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