Adult atopic dermatitis patients and physical exercise: a Swedish questionnaire study.
2014 (English)In: Acta Dermato-Venereologica, ISSN 0001-5555, E-ISSN 1651-2057, Vol. 94, no 2, 185-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Physical activity promotes health and prevents disease. When patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) undertake exercise, the itch often gets worse due to sweating, and this may reduce their engagement in physical exercise. The aim of this study was to determine the level of physical exercise in patients with AD compared with a control group from a normal population. Our hypothesis was that patients with AD have a lower level of physical exercise due to their skin disease. A total of 110 patients with AD and 196 subjects from a normal population, age range 20-34 years, answered a questionnaire. Eleven patients with AD underwent an in-depth interview. The patients with AD had the same level of physical exercise and attitude to physical exercise as the normal population. Therefore, our hypothesis could not be confirmed. In conclusion, the skin symptoms of AD do not appear to be an obstacle to moderate physical exercise.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 94, no 2, 185-7 p.
Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Research subject Social Sciences/Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3560DOI: 10.2340/00015555-1556PubMedID: 23994911OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3560DiVA: diva2:764092