Quality and acceptability of measures of exercise adherence in musculoskeletal settings: a systematic review

MCLEAN, Sionnadh, HOLDEN, Melanie, POTIA, Tanzila, GEE, Melanie, MALLETT, Ross, BHANBHRO, Sadiq, PARSONS, Helen and HAYWOOD, Kirstie (2017). Quality and acceptability of measures of exercise adherence in musculoskeletal settings: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford, England), 56 (3), 426-438.

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We reviewed the quality and acceptability of exercise adherence measures applied in published musculoskeletal studies to inform recommendations for use in research and/or routine practice settings. A systematic review of measures was conducted in two phases. Study and measurement quality was assessed against recommended criteria. Phase one identified 313 articles, from which 41 reproducible measures were identified. Published evidence of measurement and practical properties for these measures (phase 2) was limited or unavailable, resulting in nine articles for just six measures: three clinician-reported and three patient-reported. Four measures were specific to the assessment of exercise adherence and two specific to physical activity. Significant methodological and quality issues were identified, making assessment recommendations difficult. The conceptual underpinning of exercise adherence is poorly defined. Future research should seek to engage collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the way in which exercise adherence is assessed is high quality, relevant and acceptable.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew422
Page Range: 426-438
SWORD Depositor: Helen Garner
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2018 07:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14544

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