Physical activity minimum threshold predicting improved function in adults with lower limb symptoms

28 Dec 2016Dorothy D. Dunlop PhD, Jing Song MS, Jungwha Lee PhD, Abigail L. Gilbert MD, Pamela A. Semanik PhD APN, Linda Ehrlich-Jones PhD APN, Christine A. Pellegrini PhD, Daniel Pinto PhD, Barbara Ainsworth PhD, Rowland W. Chang MD MPH

These results supported a physical activity minimum threshold of 45 total MV minutes/week to promote improved or sustained high function for adults with lower limb joint symptoms. This evidence-based threshold is less rigorous than federal guidelines (≥150 MV-bout minutes/week) and provides an intermediate goal towards the federal guideline for adults with lower limb symptoms

Cohort Study
3 effects
2 years
1629 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Arthritis - Osteoarthritis Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Arthritis - Osteoarth...
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-80.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Pain Sensory outcome
Decreased risk of Pain
Sensory system

Low evidence
-80.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Sarcopenia Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Sarcopenia
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-80.0%