Hand Deformed From Rheumatoid Arthritis. Studio shot. Pain condition. In red

A team of
Canadian researchers has established that four distinct physical activity
profiles are detectable using activity monitoring among adults with arthritis.

In their study
just published online in Arthritis Care & Research, Lynne M. Feehan,
Ph.D., from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and
colleagues assessed 24-hour activity-sleep profiles in 172 adults with
arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or knee
osteoarthritis).

The
researchers identified clusters of high sitters (6.9 hours sleep, 1.6 hours
rest, 13.2 hours non-ambulatory, 1.6 hours intermittent, and 0.3 hours
purposeful walking); low sleepers (6.5 hours sleep, 1.2 hours rest, 12.2 hours non-ambulatory,
3.3 hours intermittent, and 0.6 hours purposeful walking); high sleepers (8.4
hours sleep, 1.9 hours rest, 10.4 hours non-ambulatory, 2.5 hours intermittent,
and 0.3 hours purposeful walking); and those with balanced activity (7.4 hours
sleep, 1.5 hours rest, 9.4 hours non-ambulatory, 4.4 hours intermittent, and
0.8 hours purposeful walking).

Balanced
activity was associated with younger age (odds ratio, 0.95), weaker
occupational sitting habit (odds ratio, 0.55), and stronger walking-outside
habit (odds ratio, 1.43) versus high sitters.

“Suggesting
tailoring interventions based on 24-hour activity-sleep profiles may be indicated,
particularly in adults with stronger habitual sitting or weaker walking behaviours,”
the authors wrote.

SOURCE: https://www.practiceupdate.com/c/107821/2/7/?elsca1=emc_enews_daily-digest&elsca2=email&elsca3=practiceupdate_neuro&elsca4=neurology&elsca5=newsletter&rid=NTU2MjE4MTIzNzES1&lid=10332481

REFERENCE:
Feehan et al: 24-hour Activity and Sleep Profiles for Adults living with
Arthritis: Habits Matter. 
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/acr.24424