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Table 3 Prescription of appropriate exercise therapy by the GP

From: Educational outreach visits to improve knee osteoarthritis management in primary care

Type of appropriate exercise therapy Group Case n/N (%)
I. At least one appropriate exercise therapy Intervention Case 1
Case 2
31/73 (42.5%)
33/73 (45.2%)
Total 64/146 (43.8%)
Control Case 1
Case 2
27/104 (26.0%)
38/104 (36.5%)
Total 65/208 (31.1%)
II. Specific type of appropriate exercise therapy  
 a. Muscle-strengthening Intervention Case 1
Case 2
26/73 (35.6%)
28/73 (38.4%)
Total 54/146 (37.0%)
Control Case 1
Case 2
24/104 (23.1%)
32/104 (30.8%)
Total 56/208 (26.9%)
 b. Aerobic Intervention Case 1
Case 2
3/73 (4.10%)
5/73 (6.80%)
Total 8/146 (5.50%)
Control Case 1
Case 2
4/104 (3.80%)
4/104 (3.80%)
Total 8/208 (3.80%)
 c. Functional Intervention Case 1
Case 2
10/73 (13.7%)
12/73 (16.4%)
Total 22/146 (15.1%)
Control Case 1
Case 2
11/104 (10.6%)
15/104 (14.4%)
Total 26/208 (12.5%)
 d. Range of motion Intervention Case 2 9/73 (12.3%)
Control Case 2 10/104 (9.60%)