Physical inactivity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Data from twenty-one countries in a cross-sectional, international study


Sokka T., Hakkinen A., Kautiainen H., Maillefert J. F. , Toloza S., Hansen T. M. , ...More

ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM-ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH, vol.59, no.1, pp.42-50, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/art.23255
  • Title of Journal : ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM-ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-50

Abstract

Objective. Regular physical activity is associated with decreased morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been advised to limit physical exercise. We studied the prevalence of physical activity and associations with demographic and disease-related variables in patients with RA from 21 countries.