Arthritis

Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability

Amanda E. Smith, B.S.; Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D.; Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: February 17, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002 Background Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the […]

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Factors associated with disability among middle-aged and older African American women with osteoarthritis

Janiece L. Walker, Ph.D., R.N.; Tracie C. Harrison, Ph.D., F.N.P., F.A.A.N.; Adama Brown, Ph.D.; Roland J. Thorpe Jr., Ph.D.; Sarah L. Szanton, Ph.D., A.N.P., F.A.A.N. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 08, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.004 Background Middle-aged and older African American women experience disproportionate rates of functional limitations and disability from osteoarthritis […]

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Association of complementary and alternative medicine use with symptoms and physical functional performance among adults with arthritis




Patricia A. Sharpe, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sara Wilcox, Ph.D., Danielle E. Schoffman, B.A., Brent Hutto, M.S.P.H., Andrew Ortaglia, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 37–45 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.06.006 Background Research shows high prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in individuals with arthritis. Little is known about CAM use and objectively measured […]

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Unemployment, disability and life expectancy in the United States: A life course study

James N. Laditka, D.A., Ph.D.a, Sarah B. Laditka, Ph.D. Department of Public Health Sciences, Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA Disability and Health Journal, January 2016 Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 46–53 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.003 Background Unemployment may be associated with health through factors including stress, depression, unhealthy […]

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Profile of energy expenditure in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Marie Tierney, Ph.D., Alexander Fraser, M.D., Helen Purtill, Ph.D., Norelee Kennedy, Ph.D., Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 514–520 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.008 Background No definitive conclusions have been made on the levels of physical activity in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) population. Similarly no clear consensus has been reached on the correlates and predictors of physical activity in […]

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A public health approach to addressing arthritis in older adults: the most common cause of disability

Hootman JM, Helmick CG, Brady TJ. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102(3):426-33. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300423. Epub 2012 Jan 19. SOURCE:  Arthritis Program, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. jhootman@cdc.gov Arthritis is highly prevalent and is the leading […]

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Physical activity, physical fitness, and exercise therapy in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Houghton K. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Sep;40(3):77-82. doi: 10.3810/psm.2012.09.1979. SOURCE:  British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. khoughton@cw.bc.ca. Arthritis in childhood can be associated with low levels of physical activity and poor physical fitness. Children with arthritis may have decreased aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscle weakness, low bone mass, and low bone strength. Suboptimal physical […]

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Recommendations and the state of the evidence for physical activity interventions for adults with rheumatoid arthritis: 2007 to present

Iversen MD, Brawerman M, Iversen CN. Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 6 Robinson Hall, Room 301C, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA ; Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA ; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are twice as likely […]

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Disparity in disaster preparedness among rheumatoid arthritis patients with various general health, functional, and disability7 conditions

Tomio J, Sato H, Mizumura H.     Environ Health Prev Med. 2012 Jul;17(4):322-31. doi: 10.1007/s12199-011-0257-3. Epub 2011 Dec 21. SOURCE:  Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. OBJECTIVES:  To describe disaster preparedness among chronically ill patients and to examine how differences in health, functional, and disability conditions are associated […]

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“Well, it’s nobody’s responsibility but my own.” A qualitative study to explore views about the determinants of health and prevention of knee pain in older adults.

BACKGROUND: Dahlgren and Whitehead’s ‘rainbow’ outlines key determinants of health and has been widely adopted within public health policy and research. Public understanding regarding the determinants of health is, however, relatively unknown, particularly in relation to common chronic joint problems like knee pain. We aimed to explore individual attitudes to the prevention of knee pain, […]

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