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dc.titlePhysical activity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis in a multi-ethnic south-east Asian country
dc.contributor.authorPhang, Jie Kie
dc.contributor.authorKhor, Andrew Yu Keat
dc.contributor.authorKwan, Yu Heng
dc.contributor.authorNg, Chin Teck
dc.contributor.authorFong, Warren
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-11T07:46:20Z
dc.date.available2022-10-11T07:46:20Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-31
dc.identifier.citationPhang, Jie Kie, Khor, Andrew Yu Keat, Kwan, Yu Heng, Ng, Chin Teck, Fong, Warren (2021-08-31). Physical activity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis in a multi-ethnic south-east Asian country. BMC Rheumatology 5 (1) : 38. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41927-021-00211-5
dc.identifier.issn2520-1026
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/231917
dc.description.abstractBackground: Patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) may experience spinal stiffness and pain, leading to reduced physical function and quality of life. Despite the benefits of physical activity (PA) and exercise, previous studies have demonstrated lower levels of PA among patients with axSpA. This study aims to examine the patterns of PA among patients with axSpA compared to the general population in a multi-ethnic Asian country. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted between May 2016 and Jan 2017. Consecutive patients with axSpA were recruited at an outpatient rheumatology clinic at Singapore General Hospital, the largest tertiary hospital in Singapore. Controls were based on a previous cross-sectional study. PA was assessed using the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ). Results: Seventy-four patients with axSpA were recruited and compared with 2679 controls. Lower proportion of patients with axSpA met the WHO recommendations for PA (axSpA = 77.0%, controls = 89.7%, p < 0.001). More patients with axSpA had high level of sedentary activity compared to controls (axSpA = 56.8%, controls = 36.1%, p < 0.001). Levels of PA did not differ between patients with inactive versus active axSpA disease (p = 0.91). Conclusions: Proportion of patients with axSpA meeting the WHO recommendations for PA differed significantly from the general population, and level of PA did not differ between patients with active and inactive axSpA disease. Higher levels of sedentary activity were seen in patient with axSpA compared to the general population, highlighting the need for interventions to promote PA among patients with axSpA. © 2021, The Author(s).
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.subjectAnkylosing spondylitis
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectPhysical activity
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF PHARMACY
dc.contributor.departmentDEAN'S OFFICE (DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL)
dc.description.doi10.1186/s41927-021-00211-5
dc.description.sourcetitleBMC Rheumatology
dc.description.volume5
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page38
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