A self-directed, web-based strength training program improved knee pain and function after 24 weeks for people with knee arthritis. The regimen, which included instructions supported by automated text messages, was the brainchild of Australian researchers from the University of Melbourne. They compared participants’ progress in the unsupervised, free digital training program with text support with the progress of those who simply received access to web-based information on osteoarthritis and the importance of exercise and physical activity.

Study findings are available in JAMA Internal Medicine (2021; 181 [6], 776–85).

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