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Stroke Research and Treatment - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 651921, 6 pages -

Research ArticleSchool of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3

Received 10 December 2013; Revised 18 March 2014; Accepted 1 April 2014; Published 16 April 2014

Academic Editor: Chelsea Kidwell

Copyright © 2014 Roman Matveev and Chris I. Ardern. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition commonly associated with mobility restriction and reduced activity. To date, the extent to which arthritis is an independent risk factor for stroke is unclear, and important, in light of an aging population. The purpose of this study was to i quantify the cross-sectional association between stroke and arthritis and ii to determine whether the relationship differed in physically active and inactivemiddle-aged and older adults. Data was derived from the 2010 Canadian Community Health Survey ≥30 y. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the association between arthritis and stroke in models adjusted for age, physical activity PA, and demographic factors. Overall, individuals with arthritis were 4 times more likely to report a history of stroke , 95% CI = 3.06–4.68, whereas those who were engaged in at least moderate PA ≥ 1.5 kcal-kg-day were less than half as likely 0.45, 0.92−0.62. This effect was moderated by age, as younger 30–65 y: 3.27, 2.22–4.83 but not older adults >65 y: 1.04, 0.8–1.35 with arthritis had elevated odds of stroke. Both physical inactivity and arthritis are associated with higher odds of stroke, effects of which are the strongest amongst 30–65 year olds.





Autor: Roman Matveev and Chris I. Ardern

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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