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No effects of a 12-week supervised exercise therapy program on gait in patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis: a secondary analysis of a randomized trial

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, March 2015
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Title
No effects of a 12-week supervised exercise therapy program on gait in patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis: a secondary analysis of a randomized trial
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Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12952-015-0023-y
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Ingrid Eitzen, Linda Fernandes, Lars Nordsletten, May Arna Risberg

Abstract

It is unknown whether gait biomechanics in hip osteoarthritis patients with mild to moderate symptoms change following exercise therapy interventions. The aim of the present study was to compare stance phase gait characteristics in hip osteoarthritis patients with mild to moderate symptoms participating in a randomized trial with two different interventions; patient education only or patient education followed by a 12-week supervised exercise therapy program. The study was conducted as a secondary analysis of a single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Patients aged 40 to 80 years, with hip osteoarthritis verified from self-reported pain and radiographic changes, were included. The final material comprised 23 patients (10 males/13 females, mean (SD) age 58.2 (10.02) years) in the patient education only group, and 22 patients (9 males/13 females, mean (SD) age 60.2 (9.49) years) in the patient education + exercise therapy group. Three-dimensional gait analysis was conducted at baseline and at four month follow-up. Sagittal and frontal plane joint angle displacement and external joint moments of the hip, knee and ankle were compared from a one-way analysis of covariance between the groups at follow-up, with baseline values as covariates (p < 0.05). No group differences were observed at the four-month follow-up in gait velocity, joint angle displacement, or moments. As the compliance in the exercise therapy group was inadequate, we calculated possible associations between the number of completed exercise sessions and change in each of the kinematic or kinetic variables. Associations were weak to neglible. Thus, the negative findings in this study cannot be explained from inadequate compliance alone, but most likely also suggest the exercise therapy program itself to be insufficient to engender gait alterations. Adding a 12-week supervised exercise therapy program to patient education did not induce changes in our selected biomechanical variables during the stance phase of gait, even when adjusting for poor compliance. Thus, we did not find evidence to support our exercise therapy program to be an efficacious intervention to induce gait alterations in this population of hip osteoarthritis patients. NCT00319423 at ClinicalTrials.gov (registration date 2006-04-26).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
United States 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 89 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Professor 5 5%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 29 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Sports and Recreations 5 5%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 32 34%

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