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Table 5 Facilitators and barriers for being physically active in patients with JIA and controls

From: Physical activity in patients with oligo- and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis diagnosed in the era of biologics: a controlled cross-sectional study

  Patients with JIA (n = 60) Controls (n = 60) P-value
Facilitators for being physically active
 Enjoyment 40 (67) 45 (75) 0.32
 Become/stay fit 12 (20) 21 (35) 0.07
 Social setting/be with friends 1 (2) 13 (22) 0.001
 Less pain 4 (7) 0 (0) 0.12
Barriers for being physically active
 Pain 18 (30) 8 (13) 0.03
 Time 3 (5) 11 (18) 0.04
 Disease activity 4 (7) 0 (0) 0.12
 Lack of energy 2 (3) 2 (3) 1.00
  1. Numbers are n (%)
  2. JIA juvenile idiopathic arthritis, PA physical activity