• Joost DekkerEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Specialty Topics in Behavioral Medicine book series (BRIEFSSPETOBEME)


This chapter provides a general introduction to the book. The objectives of this book on osteoarthritis of the knee or hip are:
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    To summarize knowledge on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects, and therapeutic options.

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    To review recent research on behavioral and neuromuscular factors in functional decline, with a special emphasis on explanatory mechanisms.

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    To review innovative approaches toward exercise therapy, derived from research on behavioral, neuromuscular, and medical factors.



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Muscle Strength Muscle Weakness Activity Limitation Explanatory Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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