Title: 2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis
Authors : Rausch Osthoff, Anne-Kathrin
Niedermann, Karin
Braun, Jürgen
Adams, Jo
Brodin, Nina
Dagfinrud, Hanne
Duruoz, Tuncay
Esbensen, Bente Appel
Günther, Klaus-Peter
Hurkmans, Emailie
Juhl, Carsten Bogh
Kennedy, Norelee
Kiltz, Uta
Knittle, Keegan
Nurmohamed, Michael
Pais, Sandra
Severijns, Guy
Swinnen, Thijs Willem
Pitsillidou, Irene A.
Warburton, Louise
Yankov, Zhivko
Vliet Vlieland, Theodora P. M.
Published in : Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume(Issue) : 9
Issue : 77
Pages : 1251
Pages to: 1260
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BMJ Journals
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Hip osteoarthritis; Knee osteoarthritis; Rehabilitation; Rheumatoid arthritis; Spondyloarthritis
Subject (DDC) : 615.82: Physical therapy
616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: Regular physical activity (PA) is increasingly promoted for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases as well as the general population. We evaluated if the public health recommendations for PA are applicable for people with inflammatory arthritis (iA; Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis) and osteoarthritis (hip/knee OA) in order to develop evidence-based recommendations for advice and guidance on PA in clinical practice. The EULAR standardised operating procedures for the development of recommendations were followed. A task force (TF) (including rheumatologists, other medical specialists and physicians, health professionals, patient-representatives, methodologists) from 16 countries met twice. In the first TF meeting, 13 research questions to support a systematic literature review (SLR) were identified and defined. In the second meeting, the SLR evidence was presented and discussed before the recommendations, research agenda and education agenda were formulated. The TF developed and agreed on four overarching principles and 10 recommendations for PA in people with iA and OA. The mean level of agreement between the TF members ranged between 9.8 and 8.8. Given the evidence for its effectiveness, feasibility and safety, PA is advocated as integral part of standard care throughout the course of these diseases. Finally, the TF agreed on related research and education agendas. Evidence and expert opinion inform these recommendations to provide guidance in the development, conduct and evaluation of PA-interventions and promotion in people with iA and OA. It is advised that these recommendations should be implemented considering individual needs and national health systems.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213585
ISSN: 0003-4967
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14211
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