Oxygen cost of walking, physical activity, and sedentary behaviours in rheumatoid arthritis

Lorna Paul, Daniel Rafferty, Rebecca Marshall-McKenna, Jason Gill, Ian McInnes, Duncan Porter, James Woodburn

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxygen cost of gait and measure physical activity profiles, including time spent sedentary, in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and matched controls. We recruited 19 people with RA and 19 controls matched for age, sex, and body mass index (BMI). Demographic details and clinical characteristics of the RA population were recorded. Oxygen uptake per metre walked (oxygen cost) was measured in the laboratory using a portable gas analyser.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Early online date15 Jul 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • physical activity
  • sedentary behaviours

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