2010 pilot project results n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Gardening with Arthritis PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Gardening with Arthritis

Loading in 2 Seconds...

  share
play fullscreen
1 / 17
zea

Gardening with Arthritis - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

68 Views
Download Presentation
Gardening with Arthritis
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. 2010 Pilot Project Results Gardening with Arthritis

  2. Arthritis • Leading cause of disability in U.S. • Affects 1.1million Wisconsin residents (28%) • In Wisconsin, costs related to arthritis and other rheumatic diseases- $2.4 billion annually

  3. Recommendations • Moderate intensity physical activity at least 30 minutes 5 days a week • Improves function, level of pain, and frame of mind without aggravating arthritis symptoms • Only small percentage of U.S. population

  4. Why? • Reluctance due to joint pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion • Fatigue, comorbid conditions, perceived negative outcomes, and lack of social support • People must enjoy what they do for physical activity

  5. Gardening • 75 million households participate in some form of gardening • Digging, lifting, bending, kneeling, etc. can put stress on joints • How can we make gardening easier on joints?

  6. Gardening with Arthritis Program • Techniques • Tools • Physical structures • Stretches • Body mechanics

  7. Objectives • Reduce pain • Improve mood • Change behavior

  8. Qualification Questions • Doctor diagnosed arthritis • Garden one or more hours per week

  9. Gardening with Arthritis Project UW-Extension Evaluation Green Bay, WI July 2010 Intervention DVD Stretching Tool Demonstration Gardening Logs 6 weeks Gardening Logs 6 weeks May 2010 Sept 2010 X X Persons w arthritis Survey#1 X Persons w arthritis Survey#3 Persons w arthritis Survey#2

  10. Participant Characteristics • 94% female • 82% age 55 and older • 90% reported health as good or very good • Weekly Gardening • 38% -1 to 4 hours per week • 62% -5 or more hours per week

  11. Functional Limitation

  12. Depression • Percentage of participants with depressive symptoms • Pre-Intervention- 24.4% • Post-Intervention- 18.9%

  13. Self-Efficacy

  14. Pain

  15. Limitations • Small sample size • Single group

  16. Future • Larger sample size with control group • Lends itself to other areas- aging and quality of life, benefits of physical activity for other chronic conditions, etc.

  17. Thank you Bill Wright Brown County UW-Extension 1150 Bellevue Green Bay, WI 54302 920 391 4658 Wright_wp@co.brown.wi.us