Module 1 explains
the physiological mechanisms by which physical activity and exercise can
improve disease-related and clinically-important outcomes in RMDs.
Module 2 provides important information on how to implement
physical activity advice in clinical practice. The module provides practical
solutions depending on the time that the healthcare professional and/or doctor
has with their patients (i.e.):
a) how to provide brief physical activity advice in less than 3
minutes, which is when the time with the patient is limited
b) extended advice when the available time with the patient is longer.
physical activity advice to the RMD patients in Module 2 is informed by
theories of behavioural change.
The project is entitled Implementation of Physical
Activity into routine Clinical Practice in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal
Disease: The IMPACT-RMD study, and is funded by EULAR