In osteoarthritis, the psychosocial benefits of exercise are as important as physiological improvements

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) 0091-6331

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Arthritis Research Campaign.
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 16:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2010 16:38
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17331

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