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Family practice nurses supporting self-management in older patients with mild osteoarthritis: a randomized trial

Wetzels, Raymond; van Weel, Chris; Grol, Richard; Wensing, Michel


BACKGROUND Supporting self-management intends to improve life-style, which is beneficial for patients with mild osteoarthritis (OA). We evaluated a nurse-based intervention on older OA patients' self-management with the aim to assess its effects on mobility and functioning. METHODS Randomized controlled trial of patients (> or = 65 years) with mild hip or knee OA from nine family practices in the Netherlands. Intervention consisted of supporting patients' self-management of OA symptoms using a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-01-28
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-9-7


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