Enhancing physical activity requires voluntary action and, therefore, becomes subject to adherence failure. For patients with knee osteoarthritis, pain and stiffness of joints become additional barriers. Supervised individualized exercise therapy and self-management techniques may enhance exercise adherence. Thus, a self-regulatory program to facilitate adherence to physical activity and exercise is needed. Using the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) as a theoretical backdrop, the project aims to develop and evaluate a theory-based psychological adherence program (PAP) that is performed on top of the main medical trial (MMT) and is designed to strengthen long-term self-management in the maintenance of MMT-condition-specific physical activity throughout a 24-month period. Increased physical activity is proposed to be a behavioral predictor of reduced knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
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Funding source: BMBF
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nina Knoll||Head of project|
|Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer||Head of project|
Dipl.-Psych. Diana Hilda Hohl
M. Sc. Susannah Motter
|B. Sc. Sally Di Maio
||Student Research assistant||sally.dimaio[at]fu-berlin.de||+49 (0)30-838-59791|
|B. Sc. Patrick Klaiber||Student Research Assistant||+49 (0)30-838-59791|
|Marie Keinert||Student Research Assistant||