Recommended Reading

Batterham, S. I., Heywood, S., & Keating, J. L. (2011). Systematic review and meta-analysis comparing land and aquatic exercise for people with hip or knee arthritis on function, mobility and other health outcomes. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12(1), 123. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-123 [full text]

Cooney, J. K., Law, R.-J., Matschke, V., Lemmey, A. B., Moore, J. P., Ahmad, Y., Jones, J. G., et al. (2011). Benefits of exercise in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Aging Research, 2011, 681640. doi:10.4061/2011/681640 [full text]

Ehrlich-jones, L., Mallinson, T., Otr, L., Fischer, H., Otr, L., Bateman, J., Otr, L., et al. (2011). Increasing Physical Activity in Patients with Arthritis: A Tailored Health Promotion Program. Chronic Illness, 6(4), 272–281. doi:10.1177/1742395309351243.[full text]

Ehrman, J., Gordon, P., Visich, P.S., Keteyianby, S. (2009) Clinical Exercise Physiology (2nd Ed). Champaign IL: Human Kinetics [google books] pp461-484

Hurkmans, E. J., Van den Berg, M. H., Ronday, K. H., Peeters, A. J., Le Cessie, S., & Vlieland, T. P. M. V. (2010). Maintenance of physical activity after Internet-based physical activity interventions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 49(1), 167–72. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kep285 [full text]

Pisters, M. F., Veenhof, C., Van Meeteren, N. L. U., Ostelo, R. W., De Bakker, D. H., Schellevis, F. G., & Dekker, J. (2007). Long-term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: a systematic review. Arthritis and rheumatism, 57(7), 1245–53. doi:10.1002/art.23009 [full text]

Roddy, E., Zhang, W., & Doherty, M. (2005). Aerobic walking or strengthening exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee? A systematic review. Annals of the rheumatic diseases, 64(4), 544–8. doi:10.1136/ard.2004.028746 [full text]

Sharif, K., Watad, A., Bragazzi, N. L., Lichtbroun, M., Amital, H., & Shoenfeld, Y. (2018). Physical activity and autoimmune diseases: Get moving and manage the disease. Autoimmunity reviews, 17(1), 53-72.

Stenström, C. H., & Minor, M. a. (2003). Evidence for the benefit of aerobic and strengthening exercise in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 49(3), 428–34. doi:10.1002/art.11051 [full text]

Stubbs, B., Hurley, M., & Smith, T. (2015). What are the factors that influence physical activity participation in adults with knee and hip osteoarthritis? A systematic review of physical activity correlates. Clinical rehabilitation, 29(1), 80-94.

Stubbs, B., Aluko, Y., Myint, P. K., & Smith, T. O. (2016). Prevalence of depressive symptoms and anxiety in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 45(2), 228-235.

Tierney, M., Fraser, A., & Kennedy, N. (2012). Physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(7), 1036–48. Retrieved from [abstract]

Regnaux, J. P., Lefevre‐Colau, M. M., Trinquart, L., Nguyen, C., Boutron, I., Brosseau, L., & Ravaud, P. (2015). High‐intensity versus low‐intensity physical activity or exercise in people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. The Cochrane Library.

van Onna, M., & Boonen, A. (2016). The challenging interplay between rheumatoid arthritis, ageing and comorbidities. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 17(1), 184.

Van Zanten, J. J. V., Rouse, P. C., Hale, E. D., Ntoumanis, N., Metsios, G. S., Duda, J. L., & Kitas, G. D. (2015). Perceived barriers, facilitators and benefits for regular physical activity and exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the literature. Sports medicine, 45(10), 1401-1412.

Internet Resources

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention "Physical Activity and Health" [www]