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Exercise tolerance and disease related measures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
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PMID:  3138414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and twenty patients with symptomatic rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA) in weight bearing joints (RA = 40; OA = 80) performed subjective maximal graded exercise tests on a motor driven treadmill. Disease related measures were also assessed. Findings from this sample indicated that people with arthritis were significantly impaired in exercise tolerance, flexibility and biomechanical efficiency. Significant differences between diagnoses appeared on a number of disease related measures; however, there was little correlation between disease related measures and exercise tolerance. Women demonstrated a greater aerobic impairment than men; and women with RA had a greater aerobic deficit than women with OA.
M A Minor; J E Hewett; R R Webel; T E Dreisinger; D R Kay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-18     Completed Date:  1988-10-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  905-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Multipurpose Arthritis Center, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / metabolism,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Exercise Test
Joints / physiopathology
Osteoarthritis / metabolism,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Fitness*
Severity of Illness Index
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