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26 results for "Arthritis"

HE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE METHODS FOR MEASURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STATUS OF AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS PATIENTS: QUESTIONNAIRE VERSUS ACCELEROMETER

  • Published on June 15, 2019

Background: Physical activity is getting more attention for the appropriate management of both disease itself and co-morbid conditions in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). Many different tools are available for determining physical activity status. Although subjective tools such as questionnaires are quick and easy for gathering data, objective tools such ...


Low‐load resistance training with blood flow restriction increases muscle function, mass and functionality in women with rheumatoid arthritis

  • Published on April 29,2019

Objective: To evaluate the effects of a low‐load resistance training program associated with partial blood flow restriction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: Forty‐eight women with RA were randomized into one of the three groups: high‐load resistance training (HL‐RT: 70% one repetition maximum [1RM]); low‐load ...


Specific Sports Habits, Leisure‐Time Physical Activity, and School‐Educational Physical Activity in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Patterns and Barriers

  • Published on Oct. 24, 2018

Objective: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) may cause functional impairment and reduced time engaged in physical activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the habits of patients with JIA regarding participation in club sports, leisure‐time physical activity, and school‐educational physical activity and relate this to objectively measured ...




Cost-effectiveness of a blended physiotherapy intervention compared to usual physiotherapy in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: a cluster randomized controlled trial

  • Published on Aug. 31, 2018

Background: Blended physiotherapy, in which physiotherapy sessions and an online application are integrated, might support patients in taking an active role in the management of their chronic condition and may reduce disease related costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a blended physiotherapy intervention (e-Exercise) ...


Light intensity physical activity increases and sedentary behavior decreases following total knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis

  • Published on May 21, 2018

Purpose: To describe objectively measured changes in the volume and pattern of physical activity and sedentary behavior in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. Methods: Physical activity and sedentary behavior were measured in patients (13 males, 76 females) with a mean age of 64 years (range 55–80) and end-stage osteoarthritis of the knee, ...


Observational Study of a Wearable Sensor and Smartphone Application Supporting Unsupervised Exercises to Assess Pain and Stiffness

  • Published on Sept. 2018

Background: Evaluation of pain and stiffness in patients with arthritis is largely based on participants retrospectively reporting their self-perceived pain/stiffness. This is subjective and may not accurately reflect the true impact of therapeutic interventions. We now have access to sensor-based systems to continuously capture objective information regarding movement and ...


Minimum performance on clinical tests of physical function to predict walking 6000 steps/day in knee osteoarthritis: An observational study.

  • Published on Oct 17, 2017

Objective: Evidence of physical function difficulties, such as difficulty rising from a chair, may limit daily walking for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to identify minimum performance thresholds on clinical tests of physical function predictive to walk ≥6000 steps/day. This benchmark is known to ...


Sedentary Behavior, Cadence, and Physical Activity Outcomes after Knee Arthroplasty

  • Published on Jan 2017

Purpose: This study comprehensively examined sedentary behavior and physical activity patterns in people with severe knee osteoarthritis awaiting total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and in individuals after TKA. Methods: Preoperative (n = 32, mean ± SD = 69.9 ± 5.3 yr) and 1-yr postoperative participants with TKA (n = 38, 67.9 ± 7.3 yr) wore ActiGraph GT3X+ activity monitors for 6.8 ± 0.6 d. Total ...