#Pain and fatigue are longitudinally and bi-directionally associated with more #sedentary time and less standing time in #rheumatoid arthritis

The aims of this study were to examine the longitudinal and bi-directional associations of pain and fatigue with sedentary, standing and stepping time in RA. Methods People living with RA undertook identical assessments at baseline (T1, n = 104) and 6-month follow-up (T2, n = 54). Participants completed physical measures (e.g. height, weight, BMI) and routine clinical assessments to characterize RA disease activity (DAS-28). Participants also completed questionnaires to … Continue reading #Pain and fatigue are longitudinally and bi-directionally associated with more #sedentary time and less standing time in #rheumatoid arthritis

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Evaluation of Optimal #Diastolic Blood #Pressure Range Among Adults With Treated Systolic Blood Pressure Less Than 130 mm Hg

Extremely low diastolic blood pressure has been reported to be associated with increased adverse cardiovascular events (ie, the diastolic J-shape phenomenon); however, current US guidelines recommend an intensive blood pressure target of less than 130/80 mm Hg without mentioning the lower limits of diastolic blood pressure. Objectives To evaluate whether there is a diastolic J-shape phenomenon for patients with an treated systolic blood pressure of … Continue reading Evaluation of Optimal #Diastolic Blood #Pressure Range Among Adults With Treated Systolic Blood Pressure Less Than 130 mm Hg

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Post-traumatic growth during the #COVID-19 pandemic in carers of children in Portugal and the UK: cross-sectional online survey

Although the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health have attracted interest, little attention has focused on its positive effects and possible post-traumatic growth. Aims To assess anxiety, well-being and post-traumatic growth in carers of children aged 6–16 years in Portugal and the UK. Method A cross-sectional online survey of volunteers conducted at the peak of the first wave of COVID-19 during lockdown … Continue reading Post-traumatic growth during the #COVID-19 pandemic in carers of children in Portugal and the UK: cross-sectional online survey

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