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Table 1 Description e-Exercise intervention

From: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a blended exercise intervention for patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Intake Physical therapist Anamnesis and physical examination
Assessment in- and exclusion criteria
Providing information about osteoarthritis, e-Exercise and study
Scheduling a follow-up appointment for week 1
  Patient Reading patient information letter
Signing an informed consent
Completing baseline measurement
Start e-Exercise
Week 1 Physical therapist Providing information about osteoarthritis and e-Exercise
Providing information about the 3-day baseline self-test
Instruction of the 4 stability/mobility exercises
Physical therapist & Patient Registration on website to participate in e-Exercise
Online selection of central activity and 4 stability/mobility exercises
Providing information about the 3-day baseline self-test
Scheduling a follow-up appointment for week 2
Patient Signing online treatment agreement
Performance of a 3-day baseline test
Performance of 4 stability/mobility exercises
Week 2 Physical therapist Providing information about physical activity and pain
Physical therapist & Patient Evaluation results from the 3-day self-test
Determining short-term goal
Discussing the gradual increase of the selected activity
Evaluation stability/mobility exercises
Scheduling a follow-up appointment for week 6
Patient Performance of online module 1, each module consists of:
- Gradually increase selected activity
- Video home exercises
- Video/text self-management themes
Week 3-5 Patient Online modules 2-4
Week 6 Physical therapist & Patient Evaluation online modules 1-4
Discussing the upcoming steps and weeks
Evaluation stability/mobility exercises
If necessary, scheduling an additional treatment between week 7-11
Scheduling a follow-up appointment for week 12
Patient Online module 5
Week 7-11 Patient Online modules 6-10
Week 12 Physical therapist Discussing long-term goals
Support to maintain a physically active lifestyle
  Patient Online module 11