Physical activity and rheumatoid arthritis: Need for practical, precise, and personalized support-Results from an online survey
Published in Joint Bone Spine (2021)
Collaborator: Sanofi Genzyme
Authors: Anne-Christine Rat, Arnaud Constantin, Catherine Beauvais, Yannick Guillodo, Valérie Guay, Emilie Pain, Lise Radoszycki, Florence Levy-Weil
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) frequently experience chronic joint pain, swelling, stiffness and fatigue. These symptoms may significantly impair patient daily physical activity (PA). Indeed, RA patients practice less exercise and exert lower levels of PAthan their healthy counterparts. Health-enhancing PA together with specific exercises decreases the overall risk of morbidity and premature mortality in RA patients. The objective of this study was to describe the practice of PA in RA patients, in particular their perception of rheumatologist recommendations to engage in PA.