MNT | Self-efficacy and physical activity goal achievement predict arthritis pain and quality of life among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

According to an investigation now available in Arthritis Care and Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, investigators from The Netherlands report physical activity goals are more likely to be achieved if the patient with rheumatoid arthritis has a higher level of self-efficacy for physical activity. Achievement of physical activity goals is linked with lower self-reported arthritis pains and increased health-related quality of life.