Predictors of exercise and effects of exercise on symptoms, function, aerobic fitness, and disease outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Neuberger2007PredictorsOE,
  title={Predictors of exercise and effects of exercise on symptoms, function, aerobic fitness, and disease outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Geri B Neuberger and Lauren S. Aaronson and Byron Gajewski and Susan E. Embretson and Perri E Cagle and Janice Kaye Loudon and Peggy A Miller},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={943-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of participation in a low-impact aerobic exercise program on fatigue, pain, and depression; to examine whether intervention groups compared with a control group differed on functional (grip strength and walk time) and disease activity (total joint count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein) measures and aerobic fitness at the end of the intervention; and to test which factors predicted exercise participation. METHODS A convenience sample… CONTINUE READING