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Exercise and Physical Functioning in Osteoarthritis

Medical, Neuromuscular and Behavioral Perspectives

Editors: Dekker, Joost (Ed.)

  • Reviews recent research on neuromuscular factors and behavioral risk factors for functional decline in OA
  • Gives special emphasis to explanatory mechanisms
  • Discusses innovative approaches to exercise and physical activity in OA
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is among the top 10 of most disabling diseases in the Western world. It is the major cause of pain and disability among the elderly. This book provides a contextual review of recent research on neuromuscular factors and behavioral risk factors for functional decline in OA, with a special emphasis on explanatory mechanisms. In addition, the book discusses innovative approaches to exercise and physical activity in OA, derived from research on behavioral and neuromuscular risk factors for functional decline in OA. Recent research has shown that neuromuscular factors (such as muscle strength, joint laxity) and behavioral factors (such as avoidance of activity, depressed mood) predict pain and disability in OA. Furthermore, exercise and physical activity are among the dominant interventions aiming at reducing pain and disability, and innovative interventions targeting neuromuscular and behavioral interventions have been recently developed. This research has been published as separate papers, with the result that the field is in need of an integrative contextual review that puts the research into theoretical perspective.

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Rehabilitation specialists, health psychologists, gerontologists, rheumatologists, pain specialists

About the authors

Joost Dekker is professor of allied health care at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and at the Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (1997-present). His research focuses on behavioral factors in somatic disease. He is chair of the research theme “Soma and psyche” of the research program “Mental Health” at the Institute for Health Care Research (EMGO, Amsterdam). He is head of the Department of Rehabilitation Research at Reade Hospital, Amsterdam. Professor Dekker is a licensed health psychologist. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine and is involved in international and national boards and committees, eg, International Society of Behavioral Medicine, Netherlands Health Council, Netherlands Behavioral Medicine Federation, and Royal Netherlands Society of Physiotherapy.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dekker, Joost

    Pages 1-9

  • Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Clinical Aspects of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

    Sanchez-Ramirez, Diana C. (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

  • Therapeutic Options in Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee

    Gerritsen, Martijn (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • Risk Factors for Functional Decline in Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip

    Leeden, Marike (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • Neuromuscular Mechanisms Explaining Functional Decline

    Esch, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

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eBook $34.99
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Softcover $49.95
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exercise and Physical Functioning in Osteoarthritis
Book Subtitle
Medical, Neuromuscular and Behavioral Perspectives
Editors
  • Joost Dekker
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Specialty Topics in Behavioral Medicine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7215-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7215-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7214-8
Series ISSN
2197-6686
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 132
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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