Print Email Facebook Twitter Physical activity, physical disability, and osteoarthritic pain in older adults Title Physical activity, physical disability, and osteoarthritic pain in older adults Author Hopman-Rock, M. Kraaimaat, F.W. Bijlsma, J.W.J. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 1996 Abstract The relationship between the frequency (chronic, episodic, and sporadic) of arthritic pain in the hip and/or knee, other illness-related variables, physical disability, and a physically active lifestyle was analyzed in community-living subjects aged 55 to 74 years (N = 306). We tested the hypothesis that a physically active lifestyle is a mediating variable in the relationship between pain frequency and physical disability. Physical activity was measured with a structured interview method, and physical disability was measured with the Sickness Impact Profile. A stepwise regression model with demographic data, pain frequency, illness-related variables (such as radiological osteoarthritis and pain severity), and lifestyle variables explained 45% of the variance in physical disability; lifestyle variables explained 7% of the variance in physical disability. Our results support the hypothesis that a physically active lifestyle (in particular, sport activity) is a mediator in the relation between the frequency of pain and physical disability. © 1996 Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. Subject HumanLS - Life StyleBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy LivingAgedLifestyleOsteoarthritis To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d1c52db8-9421-4824-93c6-6d59d7f8c7bc TNO identifier 233483 ISSN 1063-8652 Source Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 4 (4), 324-337 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.