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Effects of home-based daily exercise therapy on joint mobility, daily activity, pain, and depression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15650833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the effects of home-based daily exercise on joint mobility, functional capacity, pain, and depression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The patients were randomly assigned to a wait-list control group or to an exercise-therapy group. The exercise-therapy group performed a 20-min exercise program once per day for 8 consecutive weeks. After 8 weeks, compared with the control group, the exercise group showed improvements in joint mobility (cervical flexion, extension, shoulder flexion, abduction, hip abduction, and knee flexion), finger-floor distance, and functional capacity. Pain and depression scores were significantly lower after the exercise program in the exercise group than in the control group. These findings indicate that exercise therapy increases joint mobility and functional capacity, and decreases pain and depression in patients with AS. Home-based exercise, which is easily accessible to patients, might be an effective intervention for AS.
Hyun-Ja Lim; Young-Im Moon; Myeong Soo Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2005-01-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0172-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-12     Completed Date:  2006-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nursing, Chodang University, Muan 534-701, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Depressive Disorder / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Home Care Services
Pain / diagnosis,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Pain Measurement
Patient Satisfaction
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
Recovery of Function
Reference Values
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Sickness Impact Profile
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / diagnosis,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Treatment Outcome

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