One of the major needs in this field is a specific core-set of outcome measures for rehabilitation research in children with a rheumatic condition. Current studies are using a large variety of outcome measures that impedes comparability of the findings. The development of such a core set is needed in the next decade. Furthermore, the use of internet-based exercise interventions will become more wide spread as well as behavioral interventions to stimulate physical activity participation in this patient group. Moreover, there will be more attention for the physical fitness, activity and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adults with JIA. Finally, implementation of exercise training and physical activity promotion programs in clinical care should be established.
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Pediatr Health. 2010;4(5):499-507. © 2010 Future Medicine Ltd.
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