Exercise effects on measures of disease activity and aerobic fitness among rheumatoid arthritis clients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158798
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Presentation
Title:
Exercise effects on measures of disease activity and aerobic fitness among rheumatoid arthritis clients
Abstract:
Exercise effects on measures of disease activity and aerobic fitness among rheumatoid arthritis clients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Neuberger, Geri, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Contact Telephone:913.588.3374
In a study based on self-regulation, adults (n=175) ages 40-70, with RA were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups. Group 1 attended a low-impact aerobic exercise class 3 times weekly for 1 hour. Group 2 did the same exercises at home using a videotape, and Group 3, the control group, did not receive the exercise intervention. Measures of inflammation: interleukin-6, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, and other measures of disease activity (walk time, left and right hand grips, morning stiffness, pain, and joint counts), aerobic fitness and psychosocial measures were obtained. Data are from baseline and post-intervention measures. ANOVAs for repeated measures were conducted on group means for the main effect of Time, Group, and the Interaction of Time & Group. There was a significant Time effect for aerobic fitness (F=20.79, p=.00), AM stiffness (F=5.22, p=.02), Rt. Grip strength (F=45.05, p=.00), swollen joint count (F=4.67, p=.03), and fatigue severity (F=5.57, p=.019). There was a significant interaction effect for walk time (F=6.89, p=.001) and left grip strength (F=5.38, p=.005). Results indicate that persons with RA can improve their aerobic fitness levels by exercising without increasing measures of disease activity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExercise effects on measures of disease activity and aerobic fitness among rheumatoid arthritis clientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158798-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exercise effects on measures of disease activity and aerobic fitness among rheumatoid arthritis clients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Neuberger, Geri, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">913.588.3374</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gneuberg@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In a study based on self-regulation, adults (n=175) ages 40-70, with RA were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups. Group 1 attended a low-impact aerobic exercise class 3 times weekly for 1 hour. Group 2 did the same exercises at home using a videotape, and Group 3, the control group, did not receive the exercise intervention. Measures of inflammation: interleukin-6, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, and other measures of disease activity (walk time, left and right hand grips, morning stiffness, pain, and joint counts), aerobic fitness and psychosocial measures were obtained. Data are from baseline and post-intervention measures. ANOVAs for repeated measures were conducted on group means for the main effect of Time, Group, and the Interaction of Time &amp; Group. There was a significant Time effect for aerobic fitness (F=20.79, p=.00), AM stiffness (F=5.22, p=.02), Rt. Grip strength (F=45.05, p=.00), swollen joint count (F=4.67, p=.03), and fatigue severity (F=5.57, p=.019). There was a significant interaction effect for walk time (F=6.89, p=.001) and left grip strength (F=5.38, p=.005). Results indicate that persons with RA can improve their aerobic fitness levels by exercising without increasing measures of disease activity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:24:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:24:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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