Intensive dynamic training in water for rheumatoid arthritis functional class II--a long-term study of effects.

@article{Stenstrm1991IntensiveDT,
  title={Intensive dynamic training in water for rheumatoid arthritis functional class II--a long-term study of effects.},
  author={Christina H Stenstr{\"o}m and Birgitta Lindell and E Swanberg and P Swanberg and Karin Harms-Ringdahl and Rolf Nordemar},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={358-65}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the effects of once-weekly, intensive dynamic training in water of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Thirty patients with RA, functional class II, in a training group (TG) and 30 in a comparison group (CG) were assessed with respect to clinical, radiological and functional disease manifestations and psychosocial consequences before and after a four-year training period. After the training period the TG patients had significantly better grip strength and… CONTINUE READING

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