Relationship between disease activity level and physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis using a triaxial accelerometer and self-reported questionnaire.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 14, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,615 words
Lexile Measure: 1300L

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Objective This study evaluated the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity level and physical activity (PA) by using an accelerometer and self-reported questionnaire. Results The cross-sectional study was part of a cohort study designed to determine disease activity is associated with PA in RA patients. We classified patients with a Disease Activity Score 28-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR) of less than and higher than 3.2 into the low-disease-activity (LDA) group and moderate/high-disease-activity (MHDA) group, respectively. We measured the wear time, time of vigorous-intensity PA, moderate-intensity PA, light-intensity PA, and sedentary behavior per day using a triaxial accelerometer. 34 patients were included in the study. The accelerometer-measured moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) was 17.2 min/day and 10.6 min/day in the LDA group and MHDA group (p Keywords: Accelerometer, Disease activity, Physical activity, Questionnaire, Rheumatoid arthritis

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