IMplementation of Physical Activity into routine Clinical pracTice in Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Disease
The IMPACT-RMD study aims to raise awareness on the importance of physical activity in people with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs). The goal is to help and support managing healthcare practitioners to understand more about physical activity as well as incorporate/include physical activity advice in clinical consultations.
Physical activity has multiple different benefits for RMDs, including better quality of life, better fitness and sleep, less fatigue and pain while it can also reduce inflammation. We believe it is necessary that alongside medication, physical activity is used to better manage symptoms.
There is a team comprised of research experts and patient organizations from across seven countries, with support from the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the EULAR People with Arthritis and Rheumatism (PARE) organizations.
You are invited to participate in the study by filling-in the survey questionnaire.
The is survey, which takes no more than 10-15 minutes to complete, requests information on symptoms and the affect the have every day, as well as questions on physical activity.
Your feedback is important to us and will be used to develop a proposal and recommendations on specific interventions that will be centred on the patients’ needs.
Participation is entirely voluntary. The IMPACT-RMD has also developed the questionnaire in such a way that all the data you provide are anonymous. There are no correct or wrong answers, since your personal view on the topic is requested.
This project will provide useful information that will improve significantly clinical management and disease symptoms for RMDs. Email any questions directly to the principal investigator: firstname.lastname@example.org or the researchers that will be responsible for the data collection and analyses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org