Table 1

Exercise diary

1–2Information about hand osteoarthritis, the rationale for hand exercising and instructions about exercise intensity and progression, session frequency and length of the exercise period
3–4Exercise plan, in which participants were encouraged to write down when (day and time) they would exercise
5–6The exercise programme
7–15Sections that each contained an 11-point Numeric Rating Scale in which the participants reported their pain immediately after exercising (0=no pain and 10=maximum pain), date and length of exercise session and made comments
16Name and telephone number of the occupational therapist for use if the participant had questions