Fitness and Exercise for People With Arthritis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00252070
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2007
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

November 10, 2005
November 11, 2005
September 10, 2007
November 2005
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  • Six-minute walk
  • 8-foot up-and-go
  • Arm curl
  • Back scratch
  • AIMS-2
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  • Arthritis self-efficacy
  • Physical activity level
  • Pain VAS
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Fitness and Exercise for People With Arthritis
Fitness and Functional Exercise for People With Arthritis
The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate a progressive, land-based exercise program, that includes muscular and aerobic conditioning, resistance and stabilization exercises and balance training, for persons with arthritis.

There is evidence that people with arthritis who participate in appropriate types of physical activity can improve physical function and pain management. Most existing programs focus on improving flexibility and balance. Less attention has been paid to conditioning and overall functional fitness. To address some of these concerns, this study will develop, evaluate, and implement a non-aquatic physical activity program to increase health-related functional fitness in community-dwelling adults with arthritis. Specific goals are:

  1. To develop a systematic and progressive program (FEPA: Functional Exercise for Persons with Arthritis) that integrates muscular and aerobic conditioning, balance and trunk/pelvic stabilization exercises emphasizing joint-protective, multi-plane movement patterns that mimic those used in everyday activities.
  2. Implement the FEPA program in an ethnically diverse, low SES community sample of older adults with arthritis.
  3. Conduct process, outcomes and impact evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the FEPA program for increasing short- and immediate-term health and functional fitness outcomes.
  4. Evaluate the sustainability of the FEPA program through a program logic model process and identify inputs, activities and outputs that contribute to successful program implementation and the building of community capacity to support long-term program maintenance.
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Behavioral: Functional Exercise for People with Arthritis (FEPA)
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis
  • No physical limitations precluding exercise participation
  • Negative screen for CVD (PAR-Q)
  • Age 20+
  • English or Spanish speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of any condition for which exercise is contraindicated
  • Physical inability to complete exercise program
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Study Chair: Jennifer M Hootman, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 2007

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