Decreased physical activity in patients with ankle osteoarthritis. A case-control study comparing daily step counts

Seiji Kimura, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Yoshimasa Ono, Yusuke Matsuura, Yasunori Sato, Ryuichiro Akagi, Takahisa Sasho, Seiji Ohtori

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to compare physical activity levels and the proportion of patients who met physical activity recommendations in patients with ankle osteoarthritis and controls. Methods: Ankle osteoarthritis patients (n = 50) and controls (n = 50) were recruited. physical activity was measured using an accelerometer-based monitor. Physical activity parameters, including the step count/day, the proportion of patients who met physical activity recommendations of ≥7000 steps/day, and moderate to vigorous physical activity minutes/day, were compared between the patient groups. Results: The patients with ankle osteoarthritis walked 3998 steps/day, while the controls walked 6531 steps/day (P< .001). Only 7 (14%) ankle osteoarthritis patients and 17 (34%) controls met the physical activity recommendations of ≥7000 steps/day (P = .01). Time spent performing moderate to vigorous physical activity was 58 and 78 min/day in the ankle osteoarthritis and controls, respectively. Conclusions: The physical activity level of ankle osteoarthritis patients was lower than that of controls. Only a limited proportion of ankle osteoarthritis patients met the physical activity recommendation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFoot and Ankle Surgery
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Physical activity
  • Step count

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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