Fatigue and Exercise in RA - Coggle Diagram
Fatigue and Exercise in RA
Reduction in efficacy of muscle, organ etc., after prolonged activity.
What does it mean to the person?
Great impact over quality of life.
More attention to patient focussed outcomes.
E.g., MS and RA initiative involving patients including fatigue as an important outcome measure to be included in all clinical trials.
Factors Related to Fatigue in RA
(Nikolaus et al., 2013)
Illness related aspects
Unclear relationship between inflammation, disease activity, stiffness/joints, comorbidity, and disease duration.
Significantly related to fatigue.
Cognitive and emotional functioning
Depression mostly associated (anxiety somewhat)
Social and environmental aspects
Social support associted
Age and gender are not consistently associted.
Physical Activity and Fatigue in RA
(Rongen van Dartel et al., 2014)
N = 167 people with RA
Physical activity assessed by accelerometer
Linear association between PA and fatigue.