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Exercise therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: saftey of intensive programmes and effects upon bone mineral; density and disease activity

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dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Norelee
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-15T11:56:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-15T11:56:29Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2966
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Rheumatoid arthritis presents many challenges to those involved in its management. Concerns exist over the safety of interventions aimed at increasing aerobic capacity and muscle strength. The objective of this review was to evaluate the outcome of intensive exercise programmes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis on bone mineral density and disease activity. A search of six databases was conducted using relevant search terms. Papers investigating the effect of aerobic and/or strengthening programmes on patients with rheumatoid arthritis were included. Eleven papers out of 30 returned were included; four of these eleven papers had a low risk of bias. Findings from these studies indicated that exercise programmes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis do not increase disease activity, are safe, and slow down the loss of bone mineral in the hip. Results of this review highlight the safety and benefits of aerobic and dynamic strengthening exercise programmes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Maney Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Therapy Reviews;11, pp. 263-268
dc.relation.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/ptr
dc.subject aerobic exercise en_US
dc.subject rheumatoid arthritiis en_US
dc.subject strengthening en_US
dc.title Exercise therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: saftey of intensive programmes and effects upon bone mineral; density and disease activity en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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