Linda S Ehrlich-Jones

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OBJECTIVE Investigate the relationship between sedentary behavior and physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA), controlling for moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels. METHODS Sedentary behavior was objectively measured by accelerometer on 1,168 participants ages 49-83 years in the Osteoarthritis Initiative with radiographic(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective longitudinal study investigated the association between baseline objectively measured sedentary time and 2-year onset of physical frailty. METHODS We studied 1333 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants 55 to 83 years of age who were at risk for physical frailty, as assessed via low gait speed (< 0.6 m per second) or inability(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential public health impact of modifiable risk factors related to physical inactivity in adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A cross-sectional study used baseline data from 176 adults with RA enrolled in a randomized controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of an intervention to promote physical activity.(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined whether objectively measured sedentary behavior is related to subsequent functional loss among community-dwelling adults with or at high risk for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS We analyzed longitudinal data (2008-2012) from 1659 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants aged 49 to 83 years in 4 cities. Baseline sedentary time was(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite recent studies showing the benefit of physical activity for people with arthritis, the vast majority of persons with arthritis are not sufficiently physically active. The purpose of this report is to describe a tailored health promotion intervention aimed at increasing physical activity among persons with arthritis. The intervention is(More)
There is a growing societal need for professional nurses who are knowledgeable and committed to working with older adults. In order to address this need, a small study that included self-evaluation and curriculum review was conducted by faculty at one Midwestern nursing program in the United States. A moderately positive attitude, moderately high knowledge,(More)
Clinical translation of research evidence is a challenge for rehabilitation clinicians. Publicly accessible and free, online educational resources that summarize research evidence can support implementation of research evidence into practice. Several online resources have been developed recently to overcome common knowledge translation barriers. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between beliefs, motivation, and worries about physical activity and physical activity participation in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A cross-sectional study used baseline data from 185 adults with RA enrolled in a randomized clinical trial assessing the effectiveness of an intervention to promote(More)
The growing number of older adults with multiple healthcare needs underscores the importance of teaching gerontological content to students in healthcare fields. To effectively accomplish this educational goal, it is essential to consider students' attitudes and learning needs related to caring for elderly persons. The purpose of this study was to identify(More)
Over 21 million Americans report an arthritis-attributable activity limitation. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are two of the most common/disabling forms of arthritis. Various forms of physical activity (PA) can improve a variety of health outcomes and reduce health care costs, but the proportion of the US population engaging in the(More)