Autonomy support, light physical activity and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A cross-sectional study

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Autonomy support, light physical activity and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A cross-sectional study. / Fenton, Sally; Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Joachimina; Metsios, George S; Rouse, Peter C; Yu, Chen-an; Kitas, George; Duda, Joan.

In: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Vol. 14, 03.2018, p. 11-18.

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title = "Autonomy support, light physical activity and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis:: A cross-sectional study",
abstract = "BackgroundParticipation in physical activity may improve psychological well-being among people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This study examined the implications of autonomy support for physical activity, on objectively assessed light physical activity (LPA) engagement, and in turn, psychological well-being in RA. In addition, the role of lower-limb functional disability in these associations was investigated.MethodsRA patients (n = 50) completed questionnaires assessing 1) autonomy support for physical activity [from a patient-specified important other], 2) functional disability to {\textquoteleft}rise{\textquoteright} and {\textquoteleft}walk{\textquoteright} (functional disabilityRW), 3) depressive symptoms, and 4) subjective vitality. Levels of LPA [100–2019 counts/minute], were calculated from 7 days of accelerometry.ResultsPath analysis supported a model (χ2 (2) = 2.44, p = 0.30, CFI = 0.99, SRMR = 0.05, RMSEA = 0.07) in which important other autonomy support for physical activity significantly and positively predicted LPA engagement. In turn, LPA was significantly and positively associated with subjective vitality, and significantly and negatively linked to depressive symptoms. These associations were observed independently of adverse direct relationships between functional disabilityRW with depressive symptoms and subjective vitality.ConclusionsImportant other autonomy support for physical activity may hold positive consequences for LPA engagement and related psychological well-being in RA, independent of the negative effects of lower-limb functional disability.",
keywords = "functional disability , autonomy support , light physical activity , accelerometer , psychological well-being, rheumatoid arthritis",
author = "Sally Fenton and {Veldhuijzen van Zanten}, Joachimina and Metsios, {George S} and Rouse, {Peter C} and Chen-an Yu and George Kitas and Joan Duda",
year = "2018",
month = mar
doi = "10.1016/j.mhpa.2017.12.002",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "11--18",
journal = "Mental Health and Physical Activity",
issn = "1755-2966",
publisher = "Elsevier",

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T1 - Autonomy support, light physical activity and psychological well-being in Rheumatoid Arthritis:

T2 - A cross-sectional study

AU - Fenton, Sally

AU - Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Joachimina

AU - Metsios, George S

AU - Rouse, Peter C

AU - Yu, Chen-an

AU - Kitas, George

AU - Duda, Joan

PY - 2018/3

Y1 - 2018/3

N2 - BackgroundParticipation in physical activity may improve psychological well-being among people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This study examined the implications of autonomy support for physical activity, on objectively assessed light physical activity (LPA) engagement, and in turn, psychological well-being in RA. In addition, the role of lower-limb functional disability in these associations was investigated.MethodsRA patients (n = 50) completed questionnaires assessing 1) autonomy support for physical activity [from a patient-specified important other], 2) functional disability to ‘rise’ and ‘walk’ (functional disabilityRW), 3) depressive symptoms, and 4) subjective vitality. Levels of LPA [100–2019 counts/minute], were calculated from 7 days of accelerometry.ResultsPath analysis supported a model (χ2 (2) = 2.44, p = 0.30, CFI = 0.99, SRMR = 0.05, RMSEA = 0.07) in which important other autonomy support for physical activity significantly and positively predicted LPA engagement. In turn, LPA was significantly and positively associated with subjective vitality, and significantly and negatively linked to depressive symptoms. These associations were observed independently of adverse direct relationships between functional disabilityRW with depressive symptoms and subjective vitality.ConclusionsImportant other autonomy support for physical activity may hold positive consequences for LPA engagement and related psychological well-being in RA, independent of the negative effects of lower-limb functional disability.

AB - BackgroundParticipation in physical activity may improve psychological well-being among people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This study examined the implications of autonomy support for physical activity, on objectively assessed light physical activity (LPA) engagement, and in turn, psychological well-being in RA. In addition, the role of lower-limb functional disability in these associations was investigated.MethodsRA patients (n = 50) completed questionnaires assessing 1) autonomy support for physical activity [from a patient-specified important other], 2) functional disability to ‘rise’ and ‘walk’ (functional disabilityRW), 3) depressive symptoms, and 4) subjective vitality. Levels of LPA [100–2019 counts/minute], were calculated from 7 days of accelerometry.ResultsPath analysis supported a model (χ2 (2) = 2.44, p = 0.30, CFI = 0.99, SRMR = 0.05, RMSEA = 0.07) in which important other autonomy support for physical activity significantly and positively predicted LPA engagement. In turn, LPA was significantly and positively associated with subjective vitality, and significantly and negatively linked to depressive symptoms. These associations were observed independently of adverse direct relationships between functional disabilityRW with depressive symptoms and subjective vitality.ConclusionsImportant other autonomy support for physical activity may hold positive consequences for LPA engagement and related psychological well-being in RA, independent of the negative effects of lower-limb functional disability.

KW - functional disability

KW - autonomy support

KW - light physical activity

KW - accelerometer

KW - psychological well-being

KW - rheumatoid arthritis

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JO - Mental Health and Physical Activity

JF - Mental Health and Physical Activity

SN - 1755-2966

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