Home-based functional exercises aimed at managing kinesiophobia contribute to improving disability and quality of life of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial

Marco Monticone, Simona Ferrante, Barbara Rocca, Stefano Salvaderi, Roberta Fiorentini, Maddalena Restelli, Calogero Foti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Objective: To compare the improvement in disability, kinesiophobia, pain, and quality of life obtained by means of home-based functional exercises aimed at managing kinesiophobia with that obtained by giving subjects undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) advice to stay active after discharge from a rehabilitation unit. Design: Randomized controlled trial with 6-months' follow-up. Setting: Patients' homes. Participants: Patients (N=110; 40 men; mean age, 67y) at the end of a 15-day period of in-hospital rehabilitation after undergoing primary TKA. Interventions: In the experimental group, before returning home, the patients were asked to continue the functional exercises learned during hospitalization in twice-weekly 60-minute sessions for 6 months, and were given a book containing theoretical information about the management of kinesiophobia. In the control group, the patients were advised to stay active and gradually recover their usual activities. Main Outcome Measures: Repeated-measures analysis of covariance with baseline values as the covariates (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty, replacement, knee
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Home-based functional exercises aimed at managing kinesiophobia contribute to improving disability and quality of life of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this