Improve quality of life by Moving more:
Studies examining the impact of physical activity interventions on quality of life scores in those with rheumatoid arthritis have used a variety of methods, including the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale, Nottingham Health Profile and McMaster Toronto Arthritis Patient Preference Questionnaire. Pooled data has demonstrated that physical activity has a beneficial effect on quality of life, particularly aerobic exercise1-3.
Quality of evidence:
Grade A– high Quality
Strength of recommendation
Grade 1 – Strong Recommendation
There is a strong evidence base that Physical activity interventions improve quality of life and should be recommended
- Sveaas SH, Smedslund G, Hagen KB, Dagfinrud H. Effect of cardiorespiratory and strength exercises on disease activity in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2017;51(14):1065-1072.
- Baillet A, Zeboulon N, Gossec L, et al. Efficacy of cardiorespiratory aerobic exercise in rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010;62(7):984-992.
- Baillet A, Vaillant M, Guinot M, Juvin R, Gaudin P. Efficacy of resistance exercises in rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012;51(3):519-527.