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ACE Report #4148
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Home exercise program improves function and quality of life

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy of a land-based home exercise programme for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A randomized, controlled, single-blind study

J Rehabil Med. 2012 Nov 5;44(11):962-7. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1051

Contributing Authors: E Tarakci I Yeldan SN Baydogan S Olgar O Kasapcopur

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93 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) were randomized to complete a home exercise program or added to a waiting list control group. At 12 weeks, there was significant improvement in walking ability, function scores, pain, and quality of life in the exercise group. The control group also demonstrated an improvement in pain, but changes in all other outcomes were not significant.

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