Title: 2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis
Authors : Niedermann Schneider, Karin
Conference details: Eular congress 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13-16 June 2018
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: No review
Language : English
Subjects : Rehabilitation; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Spondyloarthritis; Hip Osteoarthritis; Knee Osteoarthritis
Subject (DDC) : 615.82: Physical therapy
616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: Objective: 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 (OA) in order to develop evidence-based recommendations for advice and guidance on PA in clinical practice. Methods: The EULAR standardised operating procedures for the development of recommendations were followed. A task force (including rheumatologists, other medical specialists and physicians, health professionals, patients and methodologists) from 16 countries met twice. In the first task force 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. Results: The task force developed and agreed on four overarching principles and ten recommendations for PA in people with iA and OA. The mean level of agreement between the task force members ranged between 9.8 to 8.8. Given the evidence for its effectiveness, feasibility and safety, PA is advocated as an integral part of standard care throughout the course of these diseases. Finally, the task force agreed on a related research and education agenda. Conclusion: Evidence and expert opinion inform these recommendations to provide guidance in the development, conduct and evaluation of PA interventions and promotion in patients 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: Conference Other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14212
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