Physical activity and quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis at the time of COVID-19 lockdown: results from Carenity, an online patient community
Published in Joint Bone Spine (2021)
Collaborator: Sanofi Genzyme
Authors: Florence E Lévy-Weil, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin, Vincent Tiffreau, Raymond Perez, Valentin Morisseau, Alexis Bombezin–Domino, René-Marc Flipo
It has been well established that physical activity (PA) has a positive impact on patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) . However, the prolonged lockdown triggered by COVID-19 from March to May 2020 has dramatically decreased opportunities for PA in France. This study aimed to describe and measure the impact of this lockdown on PA practice, quality of life, and relationships with rheumatologists of patients affected by RA.