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Arthritis Benefits of A Physical Activity Program In West Virginia

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Project Description

The purpose of this project was to determine if an evidence-based, community-delivered, non-arthritis specific physical activity program, the EnhanceFitness program , yields benefits for participants with arthritis.

Project Objectives

  • Conduct a comprehensive, quantitative systematic review of the literature on evidence-based, community-delivered physical activity and exercise intervention programs
  • Implement the EnhanceFitness Program among people with arthritis in West Virginia
  • Evaluate the EnhanceFitness Program including outcomes such as physical activity level, pain and functional status

Abstracts, Publications, Presentations

Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Hootman JM, Jones DL. Exercise and health-related quality of life in older community-dwelling adults: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Appl Gerontol 2009;28:369.

Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Hootman JM, Jones DL. Effects of community-deliverable exercise on pain and physical function in adults with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases: a meta-analysis. Arthritis Care Res, 2011;63(1):79–93.

Kelley GA, Kelley KS, Hootman JM, Jones DL. Exercise and global well-being in community-dwelling adults with fibromyalgia: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BMC Public Health. 2010;10:198. html pdf [PDF - 738KB]

Principal Investigator

Dina L. Jones, Ph.D., P.T.
Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics & Physical Therapy
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University
One Medical Center Drive
P.O. Box 9196
Morgantown, WV 26506-9196
304-293-1078 (phone)
304-293-7042 (fax)

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