Priority 19 from the Physiotherapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What types of exercises, doses and methods of delivery are effective in stopping health problems occurring or worsening? (JLA PSP Priority 19)
Overall ranking 19
JLA question ID 0061/19
Explanatory note Patients, carers, physiotherapists and ‘other’ health care professionals all asked what exercises, ways of delivering exercise (e.g. in groups or one-to-one) and amounts of exercise (if any) can stop health problems like cancer or falls from starting/happening or becoming worse. 

Stuiver, M.M., ten Tusscher, M.R., Agasi‐Idenburg, C.S., Lucas, C., Aaronson, N.K. and Bossuyt, P.M., 2015. Conservative interventions for preventing clinically detectable upper‐limb lymphoedema in patients who are at risk of developing lymphoedema after breast cancer therapy. The Cochrane Library.

Howe, T.E., Shea, B., Dawson, L.J., Downie, F., Murray, A., Ross, C., Harbour, R.T., Caldwell, L.M. and Creed, G., 2011. Exercise for preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The Cochrane Library.

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What kind of exercise do we need to do to prevent disease and injury? [Question ID 1471, Member of the public]
Submitted by Question submitted 18 times across all groups of people
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0061
PSP name Physiotherapy
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 65  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 February 2018