Comparison of physical activity among different subsets of patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis and the general population

Tim Pelle*, Aniek A.O.M. Claassen, Jennifer M.T.A. Meessen, Wilfred F. Peter, Thea P.M. Vliet Vlieland, Karen Bevers, Job van der Palen, Frank H.J. van den Hoogen, Cornelia H.M. van den Ende

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Abstract

To compare the amount of physical activity (PA) among patients with different subsets of knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) and the general population. Secondary analyses of data of subjects ≥ 50 years from four studies: a study on the effectiveness of an educational program for OA patients in primary care (n = 110), a RCT on the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary self-management program for patients with generalized OA in secondary care (n = 131), a survey among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for end-stage OA (n = 510), and a survey among the general population in the Netherlands (n = 3374). The Short QUestionnaire to ASssess Health-enhancing physical activity (SQUASH) was used to assess PA in all 4 studies. Differences in PA were analysed by multivariable linear regression analyses, adjusted for age, body mass index and sex. In all groups, at least one-third of total time spent on PA was of at least moderate-intensity. Unadjusted mean duration (hours/week) of at least moderate-intensity PA was 15.3, 12.3, 18.1 and 17.8 for patients in primary, secondary care, post TJA, and the general population, respectively. Adjusted analyses showed that patients post TJA spent 5.6 h [95% CI: 1.5; 9.7] more time on PA of at least moderate-intensity than patients in secondary care. The reported amount of PA of at least moderate-intensity was high in different subsets of OA and the general population. Regarding the amount of PA in patients with different subsets of OA, there was a substantial difference between patients in secondary care and post TJA patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-392
Number of pages10
JournalRheumatology international
Volume40
Issue number3
Early online date7 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Physical activity
  • SQUASH

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