Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and physical exercise: a systematic review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35453
Title:
Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and physical exercise: a systematic review
Authors:
Metsios, Giorgos S.; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Antonios; Veldhuijzen van Zanten, J.J.C.S.; Treharne, G.J.; Panoulas, Vasileios F.; Douglas, Karen M. J.; Koutedakis, Yiannis; Kitas, George D.
Abstract:
This systematic review investigates the effectiveness of exercise interventions in improving disease-related characteristics in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It also provides suggestions for exercise programmes suitable for improving the cardiovascular profile of RA patients and proposes areas for future research in the field. Six databases (Medline, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Google Scholar, EMBASE and PEDro) were searched to identify publications from 1974 to December 2006 regarding RA and exercise interventions. The quality of the studies included was determined by using the Jadad scale. Initial searches identified 1342 articles from which 40 met the inclusion criteria. No studies were found investigating exercise interventions in relation to cardiovascular disease in RA. There is strong evidence suggesting that exercise from low to high intensity of various modes is effective in improving disease-related characteristics and functional ability in RA patients. Future studies are required to investigate the effects of exercise in improving the cardiovascular status of this patient population.
Citation:
Rheumatology, 47(3): 239-248
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (Oxford Journals)
Journal:
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35453
DOI:
10.1093/rheumatology/kem260
PubMed ID:
18045810
Additional Links:
http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/47/3/239
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1462-0332
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Exercise and Health

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dc.contributor.authorMetsios, Giorgos S.-
dc.contributor.authorStavropoulos-Kalinoglou, Antonios-
dc.contributor.authorVeldhuijzen van Zanten, J.J.C.S.-
dc.contributor.authorTreharne, G.J.-
dc.contributor.authorPanoulas, Vasileios F.-
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Karen M. J.-
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis-
dc.contributor.authorKitas, George D.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-14T08:27:19Z-
dc.date.available2008-08-14T08:27:19Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationRheumatology, 47(3): 239-248en
dc.identifier.issn1462-0332-
dc.identifier.pmid18045810-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/rheumatology/kem260-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/35453-
dc.description.abstractThis systematic review investigates the effectiveness of exercise interventions in improving disease-related characteristics in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It also provides suggestions for exercise programmes suitable for improving the cardiovascular profile of RA patients and proposes areas for future research in the field. Six databases (Medline, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Google Scholar, EMBASE and PEDro) were searched to identify publications from 1974 to December 2006 regarding RA and exercise interventions. The quality of the studies included was determined by using the Jadad scale. Initial searches identified 1342 articles from which 40 met the inclusion criteria. No studies were found investigating exercise interventions in relation to cardiovascular disease in RA. There is strong evidence suggesting that exercise from low to high intensity of various modes is effective in improving disease-related characteristics and functional ability in RA patients. Future studies are required to investigate the effects of exercise in improving the cardiovascular status of this patient population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Press (Oxford Journals)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/47/3/239en
dc.subjectRheumatoid Arthritisen
dc.subjectDynamic exerciseen
dc.subjectAerobic exerciseen
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Livingen
dc.subject.meshArthritis, Rheumatoiden
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshDisease Progressionen
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Medicineen
dc.subject.meshExerciseen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshPain Measurementen
dc.subject.meshPhysical Fitnessen
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articularen
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Indexen
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleRheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and physical exercise: a systematic reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalRheumatology (Oxford, England)en

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