Personalised exercise therapy and self-management support for people with multimorbidity: Development of the MOBILIZE intervention

Alessio Bricca*, Madalina Jäger, Mette Dideriksen, Hanne Rasmussen, Mette Nyberg, Julie Rønne Pedersen, Graziella Zangger, Karen Hjerrild Andreasson, Søren T. Skou

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Abstract

Background: To our knowledge, there is no intervention which includes personalised exercise therapy and self-management support for people with multimorbidity, although these interventions may be as effective as for people with single chronic conditions. Therefore, we developed a novel intervention, including personalised exercise therapy and self-management support for people with multimorbidity. Methods: We followed the Medical Research Council framework and conducted one scoping review, five systematic reviews, two registry-based studies, one qualitative interview study and a mixed-methods feasibility study. Following an iterative approach, together with feedback from people with multimorbidity and relevant stakeholders, we developed the MOBILIZE intervention. Results: The intervention included 24 (60 minutes) sessions of personalised exercise therapy and 24 (30 minutes) sessions of self-management support twice a week for 12 weeks, delivered in small groups by specifically trained physiotherapists. The intervention targets physiological, psychosocial, behavioural, and contextual factors to improve health-related quality of life and physical function in people living with multimorbidity. Conclusions: We developed a personalised exercise therapy and self-management support programme for people with multimorbidity. The intervention will be tested for its safety and effectiveness in a randomised controlled trial.

Original languageEnglish
Article number244
JournalPilot and Feasibility Studies
Volume8
Number of pages14
ISSN2055-5784
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2. Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Feasibility
  • Intervention Development
  • Multimorbidity
  • Physical Function
  • Quality of Life
  • Self-management

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