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ACE Report #4839
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme beneficial to ankylosing spondylitis patients


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

A three-week multidisciplinary in-patient rehabilitation programme had positive long-term effects in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: randomized controlled trial

J Rehabil Med. 2013 Mar 6;45(3):260-7. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1078

Contributing Authors: I Kjeken I Bo A Ronningen C Spada P Mowinckel KB Hagen H Dagfinrud

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Synopsis

100 patients were randomized to undergo a 3 week multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme or receive usual treatment, in order to compare the impact of the methods on treating ankylosing spondylitis. Following evaluations over a 12 month period, results indicated that patients who underwent the 3 week rehabilitation programme experienced positive overall effects in disease activity, pain, funct...

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