The effect of physical activity and motivation on function in ankylosing spondylitis: A cohort study

@inproceedings{Brophy2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of physical activity and motivation on function in ankylosing spondylitis: A cohort study},
  author={Sinead Brophy and Roxanne Cooksey and Helen Davies and Michael J. Dennis and Shang-Ming Zhou and Stefan Siebert},
  booktitle={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES Exercise is reported to improve function for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) but it is not clear if this effect is causal or if patients with milder disease find it easier to exercise. This study examines the effect of exercise and motivation to exercise on function, while controlling for disease severity. METHODS Participants who were members of an existing AS cohort were asked about physical activity, motivation to exercise, function, and disease severity. Path analysis… CONTINUE READING
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