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Association between body mass and physical activity with quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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dc.contributor.author Świtała, Anna
dc.contributor.author Wyszyńska, Justyna
dc.contributor.author Czerwińska, Kinga
dc.contributor.author Dereń, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.author Podgórska-Bednarz, Justyna
dc.contributor.author Guzik, Agnieszka
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-04T11:38:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-04T11:38:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 15, z. 3 (2017), s. 200–205 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2544-2406
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/3496
dc.description.abstract Introduction. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive joint condition that leads to joints destruction and complications in the internal organs and significantly affects the a patient’s functional, physical, psychological and social condition. Over the last few years, research into the quality of life (QoL) in people with chronic disease has been conducted to assess the results of treatment. Aim. The aim of the study was to assess QoL in various areas of life in regards to physical and mental functioning, social relations, and environmental influences in people with RA. Material and methods. The study group (subjects with RA) and the control group (subjects without RA) consisted of 48 people each. Subject age ranged from 19 to 68. In order to assess QoL, the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire was used, while socio-demographic data were assessed with a questionnaire developed by the authors. Results. QoL in people with RA was lower than that of healthy individuals. The worst QoL was observed in the physical domain. No statistically significant association was found between BMI and QoL. It was found, however, that subjects with RA and a higher level of physical activity had a better QoL than those with a lower level of physical activity. Conclusion. There was no association between the body mass of RA patients and QoL assessment. However, an association was found between the level of physical activity in people with RA and QoL in the physical and environmental domain. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject body mass index pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject quality of life pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject physical activity pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject rheumatoid arthritis pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Association between body mass and physical activity with quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/ejcem.2017.3.3
dc.identifier.eissn 2544-1361


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