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Exercise Perceptions and Preferences Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

This study has been completed.
University of Lausanne Hospitals
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First received: June 21, 2011
Last updated: May 10, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
The purpose of the study is to analyse exercise behaviour of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Perceived Exercise Benefits, Barriers and Preferences Among Swiss Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise status
    • Trained
    • Active
    • Irregularly active
    • Partially active
    • Inactive

  • Exercise stages of change

    Prochaska 1992:

    • Precontemplation
    • Contemplation
    • Preparation
    • Action
    • Maintenance

  • Perceived exercise benefits
    Questionnaire developped by YH based on existing qualitive studies

  • Perceived exercise barriers
    Questionnaire developped by Brittain et al. 2011

  • Exercise preferences
    Developped by YH based on previous studies

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional status
    Health Assessment Questionanire (Guillemin et al. 1991)

  • Pain
    Visual analogue scale (VAS)

  • Fatigue

  • Disease activity
    Disease activity score 28 (DAS 28), based on the number of tender and swollen joints and the erythrocite sedimentation rate (ESR)

  • Quality of life
    Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
RA patients
Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be selected in the Rheumatology Department of the Centre Hospitalier universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Age 30 to 80 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Language difficulties and no help from family members or friends
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01596348

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Département de l'Appareil Locomoteur
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Study Director: Alexander KL So, PhD, FRCP Université de Lausanne, Service de Rhumatologie, Département de l'Appareil Locomoteur, Lausanne, Suisse
  More Information Identifier: NCT01596348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PR_Ex
Study First Received: June 21, 2011
Last Updated: May 10, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Lausanne:
Stages of change

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on July 21, 2017