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The patients perspective on physical activity and work participation in rmds

Hambly, Karen (2018) The patients perspective on physical activity and work participation in rmds. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77 (Suppl2). ISSN 0003-4967. (doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.7700)

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Abstract

Fatigue and musculoskeletal symptoms are shared features of many rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) that often impact on physical activity and work participation. Physical activity is particularly important in the management and quality of life of people with RMDs. Participation in regular exercise can facilitate positive adaptations1, but people with RMDs tend to be less physically active than the general population. Two hundred and sixty-eight individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) participated in a cross-sectional online survey (85% female, mean age 47±11 years, 59% primary APS) on physical activity and exercise. It was found that 82% of participants wanted to increase the amount of physical activity and exercise that they do and 71% of participants were either motivated or very motivated to participate in physical activity and exercise. However, a range of barriers to increasing levels of physical activity and exercise were expressed as summarised in table 1.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.7700
Uncontrolled keywords: Physical activity; exercise; rheumatic disease; antiphospholipid syndrome; Hughes syndrome; APS; work
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical therapy
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Hambly
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 09:06 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67663 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hambly, Karen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3442-2493
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