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Improved Function and Reduced Pain after Swimming and Cycling Training in Patients with Osteoarthritis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Rheumatology, January 2016
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Title
Improved Function and Reduced Pain after Swimming and Cycling Training in Patients with Osteoarthritis
Published in
Journal of Rheumatology, January 2016
DOI 10.3899/jrheum.151110
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Authors

Mohammed Alkatan, Jeffrey R. Baker, Daniel R. Machin, Wonil Park, Amanda S. Akkari, Evan P. Pasha, Hirofumi Tanaka

Abstract

Arthritis and its associated joint pain act as significant barriers for adults attempting to perform land-based physical activity. Swimming can be an ideal form of exercise for patients with arthritis. Yet there is no information on the efficacy of regular swimming exercise involving patients with arthritis. The effect of a swimming exercise intervention on joint pain, stiffness, and physical function was evaluated in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Using a randomized study design, 48 sedentary middle-aged and older adults with OA underwent 3 months of either swimming or cycling exercise training. Supervised exercise training was performed for 45 min/day, 3 days/week at 60-70% heart rate reserve for 12 weeks. The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index was used to measure joint pain, stiffness, and physical limitation. After the exercise interventions, there were significant reductions in joint pain, stiffness, and physical limitation accompanied by increases in quality of life in both groups (all p < 0.05). Functional capacity as assessed by maximal handgrip strength, isokinetic knee extension and flexion power (15-30% increases), and the distance covered in the 6-min walk test increased (all p < 0.05) in both exercise groups. No differences were observed in the magnitude of improvements between swimming and cycling training. Regular swimming exercise reduced joint pain and stiffness associated with OA and improved muscle strength and functional capacity in middle-aged and older adults with OA. Additionally, the benefits of swimming exercise were similar to the more frequently prescribed land-based cycling training. clinicaltrials.gov NCT01836380.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 406 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 82 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 62 15%
Student > Master 51 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 5%
Researcher 17 4%
Other 47 12%
Unknown 129 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 113 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 53 13%
Sports and Recreations 46 11%
Neuroscience 9 2%
Psychology 7 2%
Other 34 8%
Unknown 145 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 155. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2022.
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