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High intensity exercise for 3 months reduces disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA): a multicentre randomised trial of 100 patients
  1. Silje Halvorsen Sveaas1,
  2. Annelie Bilberg2,
  3. Inger Jorid Berg3,
  4. Sella Arrestad Provan3,
  5. Silvia Rollefstad4,
  6. Anne Grete Semb4,
  7. Kåre Birger Hagen1,
  8. Melissa Woll Johansen5,
  9. Elisabeth Pedersen6,
  10. Hanne Dagfinrud1
  1. 1National Advisory Unit for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section of Health and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  3. 3Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  4. 4Preventive Cardio-Rheuma clinic, Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemme Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  5. 5Department of Physiotherapy, Martina Hansens Hospital, Bærum, Norway
  6. 6Department of Physiotherapy, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Dr Silje Halvorsen Sveaas, National Advisory Unit on Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway; s.h.sveaas{at}medisin.uio.no

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  • Contributors SHS designed the trial, recruited participants, collected, analysed and interpreted data and wrote the report. AB recruited participants, interpreted data and reviewed the manuscript. IJB and SP designed the trial, recruited participants, interpreted data and reviewed the manuscript. SR collected data and reviewed the manuscript. AGS designed the trial and reviewed the manuscript. KBH designed the trial and reviewed the manuscript. MWJ and EP recruited participants, supervised the exercise group and reviewed the manuscript. HD designed the trial, analysed and interpreted data and wrote the report. All authors have approved the final draft to be published.

  • Funding This trial was supported by The Norwegian Fund for Post-Graduate Training in Physiotherapy and the Norwegian Rheumatology Association.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study protocol and consent documents were approved by the Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REK South East 2015/86) in Norway and the Regional Ethical Review Board Gothenburg in Sweden (032-16).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The authors agree to share anonymised data upon reasonable request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SHS designed the trial, recruited participants, collected, analysed and interpreted data and wrote the report. AB recruited participants, interpreted data and reviewed the manuscript. IJB and SP designed the trial, recruited participants, interpreted data and reviewed the manuscript. SR collected data and reviewed the manuscript. AGS designed the trial and reviewed the manuscript. KBH designed the trial and reviewed the manuscript. MWJ and EP recruited participants, supervised the exercise group and reviewed the manuscript. HD designed the trial, analysed and interpreted data and wrote the report. All authors have approved the final draft to be published.

  • Funding This trial was supported by The Norwegian Fund for Post-Graduate Training in Physiotherapy and the Norwegian Rheumatology Association.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study protocol and consent documents were approved by the Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REK South East 2015/86) in Norway and the Regional Ethical Review Board Gothenburg in Sweden (032-16).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The authors agree to share anonymised data upon reasonable request.

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