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The mediating effect of changes in hand impairments on hand function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: exploring the mechanisms of an effective exercise programme

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Objective: To determine whether the effect of the ‘Strengthening And stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand’ (SARAH) exercise programme on hand function was mediated by changes in the proposed active ingredients: strength, dexterity, and/or range of motion.
Methods: The SARAH intervention included exercises hypothesized to improve potential mediators of grip strength, pinch strength, wrist flexion, wrist extension, finger flexion, finger extension, thumb opposition, and dexteri...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/acr.23093

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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, CSM
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Arthritis Care and Research Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
7
Pages:
982–988
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-02
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EISSN:
2151-4658
ISSN:
2151-464X
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pubs:641540
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uri:0941fed9-bbbd-42b0-90b4-a65321fb7156
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uuid:0941fed9-bbbd-42b0-90b4-a65321fb7156
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pubs:641540
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