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2022 Mar 31

Arch Public Health



Digital self-management interventions for osteoarthritis: a systematic scoping review of intervention characteristics, adherence and attrition.


Patten RK, Tacey A, Pile R, Parker A, De Gori M, Tran P, McKenna MJ, Lane R, Apostolopoulos V, Said CM, Levinger I, Woessner MN
Arch Public Health. 2022 Mar 31; 80(1):103.
PMID: 35361270.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive condition that can be effectively managed via conservative treatments including exercise, weight management and education. Offering these treatments contemporaneously and digitally may increase adherence and engagement due to the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of digital program delivery. The objective of this review was to summarise the characteristics of current digital self-management interventions for individuals with OA and synthesise adherence and attrition outcomes.