Supervised aerobic exercise is more effective than home aerobic exercise in female Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Lin Fen Hsieh, Shih Ching Chen, Chih Cheng Chuang, Huei Ming Chai, Wen Shan Chen, Yang Chien He

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the effectiveness and safety of supervised aerobic exercise and home aerobic exercise in female Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Design: Single-blind randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Thirty female Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis were assigned to either supervised aerobic exercise or home aerobic exercise groups. Methods: The supervised aerobic exercise programme was supervised by a physical therapist, while the home aerobic exercise programme was performed at home after one session of exercise instruction. Each programme consisted of 1 h of aerobic exercise conducted 3 times per week for 8 weeks. Aerobic capacity and disease-related variables, including pain intensity, functional ability, psychological status and joint function, were measured. Results: Significant difference in changed score between pre-and post-exercise data was observed between the supervised aerobic exercise and home aerobic exercise groups regarding aerobic capacity (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatoid athritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

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