Physical activity context preferences in people with arthritis and osteoporosis

Peeters, Geeske, Brown, Wendy and Burton, Nicola (2014) Physical activity context preferences in people with arthritis and osteoporosis. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11 3: 536-542. doi:10.1123/jpah.2012-0015

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Author Peeters, Geeske
Brown, Wendy
Burton, Nicola
Title Physical activity context preferences in people with arthritis and osteoporosis
Journal name Journal of Physical Activity and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-3080
Publication date 2014-03
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1123/jpah.2012-0015
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 536
End page 542
Total pages 7
Place of publication Champaign, IL, United States
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Patient-group specific preferences can be used to design physical activity programs. This study compared physical activity context preferences between (1) people with musculoskeletal conditions (ie, arthritis and/or osteoporosis) and people without these conditions, and (2) people with arthritis only and people with osteoporosis only.

Methods: Data were from 1684 participants (57.2 ± 6.6 years) with self-reported arthritis and/or osteoporosis and 4550 participants (52.9 ± 6.9 years) without these conditions. Participants indicated the extent to which they disagreed/agreed with a preference for each of 14 contexts. Marginal means and 95% confidence intervals are presented, differences were tested with ANCOVA.

Results: Compared with participants without musculoskeletal conditions, those with arthritis and/or osteoporosis indicated a slightly stronger preference for activities that are not just about exercise [3.55 (3.51–3.59) vs. 3.49 (3.46–3.52), P = .02], and a weaker preference for vigorous activities [3.02 (2.97–3.06) vs. 3.08 (3.06–3.11), P = .02], and activities with a set routine or format [3.29 (3.24–3.33) vs. 3.35 (3.32–3.38), P = .02]. Participants with arthritis only [n = 1063, 2.64, (2.59–2.70)] had a stronger preference against supervision than those with osteoporosis only [n = 146, 2.84 (2.69–2.99); P = .02].

Conclusions: Only small differences were found in the activity context preferences between people with and without musculoskeletal conditions, and between people with osteoporosis and people with arthritis. The context of physical activity interventions for people with arthritis and/or osteoporosis does not have to be different from those for people without these conditions.
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