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Joint effects : water exercise and manual therapies for arthritis

Cameron, Melainie (2005) Joint effects : water exercise and manual therapies for arthritis. PhD thesis, Victoria University .

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Abstract

This thesis investigated the relative effects of manual therapies and warm-water exercise on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of people with common arthritides (rheumatoid arthritis [RA] or osteoarthritis [OA]). The thesis comprised three linked clinical studies and a pilot study. The three clinical studies were randomised, unblinded, controlled, clinical trials of three or four groups with repeated measures. The Pilot Study concerned validation of the data collection tools prior to use in the clinical studies.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arthritis, Exercise therapy, Physical therapy, Aquatic exercises, Manual therapy, water exercises, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 02:12
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15578
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