A self-determination theory based intervention to promote autonomous motivation and physical activity engagement among patients with rheumatoid arthritis

J. L. Duda, P. C. Rouse, J. J. Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, G. S. Metsios, N. Ntoumanis, C-A. Yu, S. A. M. Fenton, Y. Koutedakis, G. D. Kitas

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Abstract

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that
causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness with eventual structural damage leading
to physical dysfunction. People with RA tend to experience fatigue, psychological
distress, and are at risk for CVD. Regular physical activity (PA) can attenuate
such disease-related symptoms and improve function and QOL in RA patients.
Self-determination theory is a contemporary theory of motivation that has been
succesfully applied to behavour change interventions seeking to promote the
adoption and maintenance of health behaviours (e.g., exercise on prescription,
smoking cessation) (1,2).
Objectives: To examine whether an intervention grounded in SDT fosters basic
need satisfaction, autonomous motivation towards PA engagement and levels of
objectively assessed PA engagement in patients with RA following a 3 month
exercise programme.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberFRI0639-HPR
Pages (from-to)1332
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume74
Issue numberSuppl 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventAnnual European Congress of Rheumatology - Paris, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jun 201414 Jun 2014

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    Duda, J. L., Rouse, P. C., Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, J. J., Metsios, G. S., Ntoumanis, N., Yu, C-A., Fenton, S. A. M., Koutedakis, Y., & Kitas, G. D. (2015). A self-determination theory based intervention to promote autonomous motivation and physical activity engagement among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(Suppl 2), 1332. [FRI0639-HPR]. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.4764