Comparaison de l'adhérence à un programme d'exercice supervisé et d'un programme d'exercice à la maison chez des patients atteints de polyarthrite rhumatoïde

Authors: St-Aubin, Alix
Advisor: Fortin, Paul R.Poirier, Paul
Abstract: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disease that affects 1% of Canadians. As pain and fatigue are the main symptoms, patients with RA are less active and have more sedentary behavior than healthy people. It is known that exercise is effective to reduce morbidity and mortality. The goal of this master's degree project was to assess the difference between a supervised and a home-based exercise intervention. Patients, four men and eleven women, were randomized into either the supervised group or the home-based group and had to do a 12-week exercise program. Follow-up was at 24 weeks in which patients were instructed to stay active. Measures of cardiorespiratory fitness, anthropometric and body composition measures and functional capacity were assessed during the entirety of the study. Results show that the supervised intervention is slightly superior in maintaining adherence than the home-based intervention although both interventions are feasible and safe.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2022
Open Access Date: 9 May 2022
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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