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The PEP-TALK trial has been given the green light and is now open to recruitment.

The PEP-TALK Trial has opened to recruitment.


PEP-TALK is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a group exercise and behaviour-change intervention to increase physical activity in people following a Total Hip Replacement or a Total Knee Replacement. Half the patients involved in the trial will receive the normal rehabilitation after hip or knee replacement which is attendance to 6 exercise group sessions provided weekly from up to 4 weeks after the operation. The other half of patients involved in the trial will receive this plus 6, 30-minute group discussions, where patients will be supported to talk about what helps or hinders them being more physically active and to work out ways which may help them become more active in their recovery.


Further information can be found on the trial website: