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Eficácia do exercício em grupo em pacientes com osteoartrose: estudo piloto quase-experimental

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Author(s): Wouber Hu00E9rickson de Brito Vieira | Ingrid Ferreira de Lima | Flu00E1vio Emanoel Souza de Melo | u00CDria Lu00FAcia Duarte Pinheiro | Renato Guilherme Trede Filho | Bento Jou00E3o da Grau00E7a Azevedo Abreu

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 11;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 391;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent chronic disease that affects the musculoskeletal system. Group exercise program provides mutual support, exchange of experiences and optimize pain control. Objectives: To investigate the effect of physical therapy intervention group on pain and quality of life of patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis. Methods: Ten volunteers were evaluated for pain and quality of life before and after intervention. It consisted of group exercise sessions twice a week for eight weeks. Results: There was a significative difference in average scores for physical functioning, physical role, body pain, vitality, social functioning, emotional role and mental health when comparing patients during pre and post-intervention. Conclusion: Exercise therapy group reduced levels of pain perception and promoted a positive impact on quality of life.

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