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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.