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Efficacy of a land-based home exercise programme for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a randomized, controlled, single-blind study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23027068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of a land-based home exercise programme on pain, functional ability and quality of life in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
DESIGN: A randomized, controlled, single-blind study.
PATIENTS: Eighty-one patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis participated in this study.
METHODS: Functional ability, pain, and quality of life were assessed with a 6-minute walk test, Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire, visual analogue scale, and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory. The patients were randomly assigned to an exercise or control group. The exercise group (n = 43) completed a 12-week individually planned land-based home exercise programme once a week at the hospital for 4 days per week. The control group (n = 38) was placed on the waiting list until the end of the study.
RESULTS: Statistically significant improvements (p < 0.001) were found in all the outcome measures in the exercise group. The visual analogue scale score decreased significantly (p < 0.01) in the control group after 12 weeks. Other than the visual analogue scale score (P > 0.05), the changes in the other outcome measures (P < 0.001) were significant in favour of the exercise group.
CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated that participating in a 12-week individually planned land-based home exercise programme may result in improved physical function and quality of life in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Ela Tarakci; Ipek Yeldan; S Nilay Baydogan; Seref Olgar; Ozgur Kasapcopur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1651-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-05     Completed Date:  2013-04-15     Revised Date:  2014-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  962-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Arthritis, Juvenile / therapy*
Child, Preschool
Exercise Therapy*
Health Status
Pain Management*
Pain Measurement
Quality of Life*
Single-Blind Method
Treatment Outcome

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