Designing Intervention Arthritis Self-Management Program with Tai Chi for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis in Rural Korea

  • So, Aeyoung (Gangneung-Wonju National University) ;
  • Park, Sunah (Gangneung-Wonju National University)
  • Received : 2018.05.02
  • Accepted : 2018.05.15
  • Published : 2018.06.30


Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic degenerative disease and prevalent among women in rural area. A variety of self-management programs for arthritis patients have been developed and administered, however the effectiveness and adherence to the program including arthritis exercise are found to be low. The purpose of this study is to design intervention Arthritis Self-Management Program with Tai Chi (ASMP-TC) through identifying and analyzing attributes influencing adherence exercise behavior in Korean older adult women with arthritis in rural area. For this, the existing and relevant evidence on arthritis self-management including exercise intervention were investigated, and then this study describes well-designed arthritis self-management program to provide the credibility and validity necessary for its interventions. In addition, this study try to propose a self-management program model of Tai Chi exercise for rural older adults to improve adherence based on the primary health care facility, which is vulnerable area in Korea.


Intervention design;Osteoarthritis;Self-Management


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