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2020 Sep 10




A mobile app using therapeutic exercise and education for self-management in patients with hand rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial protocol.


Rodríguez-Sánchez-Laulhé P, Luque-Romero L G, Blanquero J, Suero-Pineda A, Biscarri-Carbonero Á, Barrero-García F J, Heredia-Rizo A M
Trials. 2020 Sep 10; 21(1):777.
PMID: 32912305.


Therapeutic exercise is a safe and cost-effective approach to alleviate hand rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-related symptoms. This study aims to investigate the differences in self-management between a smartphone app (CareHand), using hand exercises and educational advices, compared with a standard approach, on hand overall function, pain intensity, stiffness, and grip and pinch strength in patients with hand RA.