PainRelief.com Interview with:
Thérése Jönsson, PT, PhD
Research group, Sport Sciences
Department of Health Sciences
PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease and affects more than 300 million people worldwide. Exercise combined with patient education and weight control, if needed is the first-line treatment for OA. Traditionally, first-line treatment has been provided as a face-to-face intervention, requiring the patient to physically visit a primary care clinic or similar.
To increase access to healthcare for the wider community, digital health care interventions are recommended by the World Health Organization to complement traditional care. Digital care platforms have been introduced, but there is limited evidence for their efficacy compared with traditional face-to-face treatment modalities.
Last Updated on November 4, 2022 by PainRelief.com