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

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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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Abstract

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:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and Arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Author:Aitken, D (Dr Dawn Aitken)
Author:Jones, G (Professor Graeme Jones)
Author:Winzenberg, T (Professor Tania Winzenberg)
ID Code:102088
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2015-07-28
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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