Arthritis & Rheumatism, Volume 63,
November 2011 Abstract Supplement
Abstracts of the American College of
Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Annual Scientific Meeting
Chicago, Illinois November 4-9, 2011.
Pilates in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Mendonca IV, Tania
The incorporation of measures that evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of pediatric patients after the use of interventions will assure a better evaluation of the therapeutic program set to this population.To assess the HRQL of the JIA patients after an exercise program of the Pilates method.
Clinical trial of a consecutive sample of 26 JIA (ILAR) patients of the Oligoarticular (57.7%), Polyarticular (15.4%) and Systemic (26.9)% subtypes, with an average 10.6±4.7 years of age. The patients participated in Pilates sessions twice a week for 6 months. The degree of satisfaction of the patients in relation to the intervention has been assessed by means of a Likert-type question with options for patients that are totally, very or little satisfied and those slightly or totally unsatisfied with the intervention using Turkey's variance analysis with post hoc in order to identify the differences. The HRQL has been assessed by means of the comparison between the PedsQL 4.0 in the baseline and end-of-6-months period after the intervention.
73.1 % of the patients were totally satisfied with the attributed exercise program (p<0.05). In the comparison between the PedsQL 4.0 scores averages in the baseline and end-of-6-months period a significant difference has been noted (p<0.05) in the physical (50.7±18.1 vs. 90.3±15.5), emotional (44.8±18.2 vs. 88.7±13.9), social (54.6±15.3 vs. 66.0±15.9), school-related (44.4±17.7 vs. 80.0±12.6), psychosocial summary (47.8±14.7 vs. 85.4±15.4) and total score (48.8±12.7 vs. 83.6±12.9).
The Pilates exercise program has promoted a positive impact in the HRQL of JIA patients in the domains, summaries and total scores of the PedsQL 4.0. These results call for the reflection of health professionals on the elaboration of projects intended for the release of funds for the modernization of the rehabilitation methodology of the pediatric population in general.
To cite this abstract, please use the following information:
Mendonca IV, Tania; Pilates in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2011;63 Suppl 10 :1575