Hurley, M.V., Mitchell, H.L. and Walsh, N. (2003) In osteoarthritis, the psychosocial benefits of exercise are as important as physiological improvements. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 31(3), pp. 138-143. ISSN (print) 0091-6331Full text not available from this archive.
Exercise has a major role in the management of osteoarthritis, effecting well-documented physiological improvements on muscle function. However, exercise also has lasting benefits on the complex psychosocial sequelae of osteoarthritis--facilitating appropriate health beliefs, behaviors, pain coping, and self-management strategies--that are as important as its physiological effects.
|Additional Information:||This work was supported by the Arthritis Research Campaign.|
|Research Area:||Allied health professions and studies
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|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)|
|Depositing User:||Katrina Clifford|
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2010 16:38|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2010 16:38|
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