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Does exercise impact on sleep for people who have rheumatoid arthritis? A systematic review

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dc.contributor.author McKenna, Seán G.
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Alan Edward
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Alexander D.
dc.contributor.author Comber, Laura
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Norelee
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-09T11:59:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5600
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract To systematically search for the availability of evidence for exercise impacting on sleep for people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Two reviewers independently searched seven electronic databases, identified and extracted relevant studies by applying eligibility criteria. Sources of bias were assessed independently by two reviewers using the Cochrane bias assessment tool for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and Newcastle–Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale for non-RCTs. Data were synthesized using a level of evidence approach. Meta-analyses were deemed to be inappropriate due to the heterogeneity of study designs, measurement tools and interventions. Five studies were included: one RCT; two pilot RCTs and two samples of convenience. A total of 262 people with RA were included. Interventions used were difficult to assess due to the heterogeneity of study designs and the inclusion of two using different types of yoga as an intervention. Different sleep outcome measures were used thus, it was not feasible to pool results. Studies had a high risk of bias. This review could find no consistent or conclusive evidence on whether exercise impacts on sleep in people who have rheumatoid arthritis, therefore no firm conclusions can be made. However, there is some indication that exercise may have positive benefits on sleep in people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Further studies with improved study designs, using subjective and objective measures, are needed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rheumatology International; 37(6):963-974
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-017-3681-x
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject inflammatory arthritis en_US
dc.subject rheumatology en_US
dc.subject review en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject sleep disturbance en_US
dc.subject sleep quality en_US
dc.title Does exercise impact on sleep for people who have rheumatoid arthritis? A systematic review 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.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00296-017-3681-x
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-03-01
dc.embargo.terms 2018-03-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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