The effectiveness of intensive group exercise on patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Analay2003TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of intensive group exercise on patients with ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Yildiz Analay and Emel Ozcan and Ayşe Karan and Demirhan Diraçoğlu and Resa Aydin},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={631-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare, in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), the effectiveness on pain, functional and psychological status of an intensive group exercise programme under the supervision of a physiotherapist and a home physiotherapy programme. DESIGN Fifty-one patients with AS were randomly allocated into study and control groups. The study was designed as a prospective, double-blind study. SETTING Outpatient department, Istanbul Medical Faculty. SUBJECTS Patients who consulted… CONTINUE READING

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