Marian A Minor

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A group of 120 patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis volunteered to be subjects for this study of aerobic versus nonaerobic exercise. Patients were stratified by diagnosis and randomized into an exercise program of aerobic walking, aerobic aquatics, or nonaerobic range of motion (controls). The retention rate for the 12-week program was 83%.(More)
BACKGROUND Given the high health care utilization, limited evidence for the effectiveness of back pain interventions, and the proliferation of e-mail health discussion groups, this study seeks to determine if the Internet can be used to improve health status and health care utilization for people with chronic back pain. METHODS Randomized controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a low load resistance exercise training program on muscle strength, functional outcome, and cardiovascular endurance. METHODS Forty-nine patients, 37 women and 12 men between the ages of 35-76 yrs (mean 60.5 yrs), with definite rheumatoid arthritis (RA) functional class II and III (mean disease duration of 10.5 yrs)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of biofeedback/relaxation, exercise, and a combined program for the treatment of fibromyalgia. METHODS Subjects (n = 119) were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: 1) biofeedback/relaxation training, 2) exercise training, 3) a combination treatment, or 4) an educational/attention control program. RESULTS All 3(More)
  • M A Minor
  • Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America
  • 1999
Exercise, both therapeutic and recreational, is an effective therapy in successful management of osteoarthritis. Exercise is integral in reducing impairment, improving function, and preventing disability. Benefits of flexibility, muscular conditioning, and cardiovascular exercise and the role of regular physical activity in maintaining general health are(More)
For the person with arthritis, the consequences of prolonged inactivity add measurably, and unnecessarily, to disease-related impairments, functional limitation, and disability. Inadequate levels of regular physical activity also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. This article reviews the benefits of regular(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to reduced physical activity, adults with arthritis experience significant disability and comorbidities including cardiovascular disease. This meta-analytic review integrates results from primary research studies testing interventions to increase physical activity in arthritis patients. METHODS Extensive literature searching strategies were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate physical fitness and work capacity in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS The 42 subjects were a subset of a prospective trial of conditioning exercise in rheumatic disease. Assignment to an exercise or nonexercise group was determined by proximity to the intervention, a 3-month supervised group exercise program.(More)