Arthritis as a potential barrier to physical activity among adults with heart disease--United States, 2005 and 2007.

@article{Bolen2009ArthritisAA,
  title={Arthritis as a potential barrier to physical activity among adults with heart disease--United States, 2005 and 2007.},
  author={Julie Russell Bolen and Louise B Murphy and Kurt J. Greenlund and Charles G Chad Helmick and Jennifer M. Hootman and Teresa J. Brady and G. Langmaid and Nick Keenan},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={
          165-9
        }
}
Being physically active is an important component of heart disease (HD) management; however patients with HD are less likely to comply with physical activity recommendations than those without HD. Arthritis is a common comorbidity among persons with HD, and arthritis-associated joint pain and fear of further joint damage can be an unrecognized barrier to physical activity among persons with HD (CDC, unpublished data, 2008). To provide estimates of the magnitude of this problem at the state… CONTINUE READING

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