Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis: what's in it for us?


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dc.contributor.author Breslin, Anne
dc.contributor.author Maddison, Peter
dc.contributor.author Oliver, Emily
dc.contributor.author Markland, David
dc.contributor.author Law, Rebecca-Jane
dc.contributor.author Mawn, Lauren
dc.contributor.author Thom, Jeanette
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-16T15:41:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-16T15:41:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.identifier.citation Breslin , A , Maddison , P , Oliver , E , Markland , D , Law , R-J , Mawn , L & Thom , J 2010 , ' Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis: what's in it for us? ' pp. 21-23 . , 10.1093/rheumatology/keq731 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 153114
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5901
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5901
dc.description Law, R.-J., Breslin, A., Oliver, E., Mawn, L., Markland, D., Maddison, P., Thom, J. (2010). Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis: what's in it for us? Poster 288 in: Abstracts of the Rheumatology BSR and BHPR Conference, 21-23 April 2010, Rheumatology, 49(suppl 1), i139-i143. en
dc.description.abstract Background: Exercise is considered an important component in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and has been found to improve aerobic capacity, muscle strength, functional ability and psychological well-being. However, RA patients are less active than the general population. Current perceptions of RA patients on the effects of exercise, specifically regarding joint health, have not been fully explored. This information would enhance the patient-centred approach to exercise prescription. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the current perceptions of the effects of exercise on joint health in RA patients. Methods: Following ethical approval, a purposive sample of 12 female and 6 male RA outpatients (mean age: 59.1 13.6 years; disease duration: 2.5 months–33 years; HAQ score: 1.0 0.7) were recruited. In total, 4 moderated focus group interviews (4–6 patients in each group) were conducted following a piloted interview guide. The following primary questions were addressed: a) How do you feel exercise affects your joints? and b) What affects your exercise behaviour? Discussions were digitally recorded and transcribed with 455 meaning units identified. An inductive, thematic analysis was conducted using established techniques. To enhance scientific rigour, an assistant moderator provided a closing summary at each focus group. Transcriptions were independently analysed and discussion with a third analyst allowed for consensus validation. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis: what's in it for us? en
dc.type Still image en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference poster en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keq731
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en

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