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Physical activity barriers and program preferences among indigent internal medicine patients with arthritis.
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PMID:  17225372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study purpose was to determine, among indigent arthritis patients, physical activity barriers, program preference frequencies and demographic associations. A structured interview of 223 indigent, internal medicine clinic patients with self-reported arthritis was administered in a cross-sectional study design. The two most frequently reported barriers included bad health (52%) and pain (51%). The majority preferred to exercise alone (54%), close to home (76%), and in the early morning/evening (83%). The preferred method of receiving exercise information was by video or audio tape. Frequency of reported barriers was significantly associated with age, ethnicity, and gender; specific program preferences were significantly associated with age and gender only. Exercise programs for indigent patients with arthritis should be home-based with flexible scheduling. Educational material should include both video and audio tape formats. Future interventions should consider barriers related to poor health and pain while remaining responsive to age, gender, and ethnic differences. Nurses can play a pivotal role in such interventions.
Hammad A Bajwa; Laura Q Rogers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-17     Completed Date:  2007-02-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4, 40     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Minnesota, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Arthritis / nursing,  rehabilitation*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Services Accessibility
Internal Medicine
Middle Aged
Patient Care Planning*
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Satisfaction*
Uncompensated Care*
United States

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