Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Artigo
Title: A randomized controlled trial to reduce sedentary time in rheumatoid arthritis: protocol and rationale of the Take a STAND for Health study
Author: Pinto, Ana Jessica
Peçanha, Tiago
Meireles, Kamila
Benatti, Fabiana Braga
Bonfiglioli, Karina
Pinto, Ana Lúcia de Sá
Lima, Fernanda Rodrigues
Pereira, Rosa Maria Rodrigues
Irigoyen, Maria Cludia Costa
Turner, James Edward
Kirwan, John P.
Owen, Neville
Dunstan, David W.
Roschel, Hamilton
Gualano, Bruno
Abstract: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis spend most of their daily hours in sedentary behavior (sitting), a predisposing factor to poor health-related outcomes and all-cause mortality. Interventions focused on reducing sedentary time could be of novel therapeutic relevance. However, studies addressing this topic remain scarce. We aim to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of a newly developed intervention focused on reducing sedentary time, and potential clinical, physiological, metabolic and molecular effects in rheumatoid arthritis. The Take a STAND for Health study is a 4-month, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial, in which postmenopausal patients with rheumatoid arthritis will set individually tailored, progressive goals to replace their sedentary time with standing and light-intensity activities. Patients will be recruited from the Clinical Hospital (School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo) and will be assessed at baseline and after a 4-month follow up. Outcomes will include objectively measured sedentary behavior (primary outcome) and physical activity levels, clinical parameters, anthropometric parameters and body composition; aerobic fitness, muscle function, blood pressure, cardiovascular autonomic function, vascular function and structure, health-related quality of life, and food intake. Blood and muscle samples will be collected for assessing potential mechanisms, through targeted and non-targeted approaches. Findings will be of scientific and clinical relevance with the potential to inform new prescriptions focused on reducing sedentary behavior, a modifiable risk factor that thus far has been overlooked in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Subject: Artrite reumatóide
Ensaio clínico
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: BioMed Central
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-4104-y
Date Issue: 2020
Appears in Collections:FCA - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
000515883600001.pdf1.08 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.