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ACE Report #5828
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Pilates improved pain, function and QOL for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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

Effects of Pilates exercises on health-related quality of life in individuals with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Nov;94(11):2093-102

Contributing Authors: TM Mendonça MT Terreri CH Silva MB Neto RM Pinto J Natour CA Len

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Fifty patients between the ages of 8 and 18, diagnosed with oligoarticular, polyarticular and systemic subtypes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) were included in this study to establish whether or not Pilates is a beneficial exercise program for young patients with JIA. Patients were randomized to participate in 50 minutes of conventional exercise therapy or Pilates, twice a week for 6 month...

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