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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159405
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Physical Activity in Older Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Abstract:
Physical Activity in Older Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Semanik, Pamela
Contact Address:Department of Medicine, 201 East Chestnut, #10-C, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
Co-Authors:JoEllen Wilbur; James Sinacore; Rowland W. Chang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease most prevalent in women over the age of 60. One safe, efficacious and widely advocated method of controlling disease consequences and improving quality of life for those with RA is increasing levels of physical activity, but women in this age group are the least likely to be physically active. The purpose of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to identify the physical activity behaviors (leisure, household) of women (> 60 yrs) with RA. Theoretical Framework: Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior. Subjects included 185 cognitively intact, ambulatory women drawn from the caseloads of eight rheumatologists practicing in an urban university medical center. Methods: Following an introductory letter participants were contacted to determine eligibility and interest. Participants chose a time and location for administration of the survey questionnaire. Independent variables included: demographics, years since RA diagnosis, and co-morbidities. The dependent variable, physical activity, was assessed with the Yale Physical Activity Survey for Older Adults. Results: Participants had a mean age of 70 years, with a mean disease duration of 17.7 yrs. Women with rheumatoid arthritis reported participating in 47 different physical activities divided among five categories, spending a mean of 23 hours per week engaged in household, leisure, planned exercise, yardwork, and caregiving activities. Only 60% reported any type of vigorous activity in the past month, but 88 % reported leisure walking. Housework comprised 67% of all activity, with 15% on leisure activities, and 10% on planned exercise. The majority of time spent in these activities was at the moderate level of intensity. High intensity activity was most often performed within the context of planned exercise. Conclusion: Older women with RA are probably more active than previously assumed, but may benefit from interventions that increase the proportion of vigorous activity incorporated into daily routines. AN: MN030264
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.titlePhysical Activity in Older Women with Rheumatoid Arthritisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159405-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Physical Activity in Older Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Semanik, Pamela</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Medicine, 201 East Chestnut, #10-C, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">JoEllen Wilbur; James Sinacore; Rowland W. Chang</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease most prevalent in women over the age of 60. One safe, efficacious and widely advocated method of controlling disease consequences and improving quality of life for those with RA is increasing levels of physical activity, but women in this age group are the least likely to be physically active. The purpose of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to identify the physical activity behaviors (leisure, household) of women (&gt; 60 yrs) with RA. Theoretical Framework: Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior. Subjects included 185 cognitively intact, ambulatory women drawn from the caseloads of eight rheumatologists practicing in an urban university medical center. Methods: Following an introductory letter participants were contacted to determine eligibility and interest. Participants chose a time and location for administration of the survey questionnaire. Independent variables included: demographics, years since RA diagnosis, and co-morbidities. The dependent variable, physical activity, was assessed with the Yale Physical Activity Survey for Older Adults. Results: Participants had a mean age of 70 years, with a mean disease duration of 17.7 yrs. Women with rheumatoid arthritis reported participating in 47 different physical activities divided among five categories, spending a mean of 23 hours per week engaged in household, leisure, planned exercise, yardwork, and caregiving activities. Only 60% reported any type of vigorous activity in the past month, but 88 % reported leisure walking. Housework comprised 67% of all activity, with 15% on leisure activities, and 10% on planned exercise. The majority of time spent in these activities was at the moderate level of intensity. High intensity activity was most often performed within the context of planned exercise. Conclusion: Older women with RA are probably more active than previously assumed, but may benefit from interventions that increase the proportion of vigorous activity incorporated into daily routines. AN: MN030264 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:59:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:59:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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