Rationale, design and protocol of a longitudinal study assessing the effect of total knee arthroplasty on habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior in adults with osteoarthritis

@inproceedings{Meiring2016RationaleDA,
  title={Rationale, design and protocol of a longitudinal study assessing the effect of total knee arthroplasty on habitual physical activity and sedentary behavior in adults with osteoarthritis},
  author={Rebecca M. Meiring and Emmanuel Frimpong and Lipalo Mokete and Jurek Pietrzak and Dick R van der Jagt and Mohammed Tikly and Joanne A Mcveigh},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity levels are decreased and sedentary behaviour levels are increased in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, previous studies have shown that following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), objectively measured physical activity levels do not change compared to before the surgery. Very few studies have objectively assessed sedentary behaviour following TKA. This study aims to assess patterns of objective habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour in… CONTINUE READING