Exploring experiences, barriers, and enablers to home- and class-based exercise in rotator cuff tendinopathy: A qualitative study

Fiona Sandford, Thomas Saunders, Jeremy Lewis

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Abstract

Abstract

Study Design
Qualitative study.

Introduction
Adherence is paramount to the successful outcome of exercise-based treatment.

Purpose of Study
The barriers and enablers to adherence to a home- and class-based exercise program were explored in this qualitative study.

Methods
Semi-structured interviews were carried out to establish common themes relating to the participants' experiences during a year-long randomized controlled trial.

Results/Discussion
Twelve participants were interviewed. The main enablers to exercise were highlighted as equipment, perceived benefit from the exercises, and longer and more intensive monitoring. Barriers included the lack of motivation, lack of equipment, and pain.

Conclusions
Implications for practice are incorporating enablers and addressing barriers including self-discharge from classes; the importance of longer term follow-up and the benefits of adopting exercise into a well-established routine may provide potential benefits.

Level of Evidence
N/A.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-199
JournalJournal of Hand Therapy
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • exercise
  • barriers
  • adherence
  • enablers
  • rotator cuff tendinopathy

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