Skip to main content

Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Sleep Efficiency of Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.

Publication ,  Journal Article
So, BCL; Kwok, SC; Lee, PH
Published in: Journal of physical activity & health
September 2021

Aerobic exercise improves sleep for people who have difficulty in sleeping soundly, but most research to date has focused on land-based exercise. There has been only very limited research into the effect of aquatic exercise on people with chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a 6-week aquatic exercise program on sleep efficiency among adults with chronic MSK pain.A total of 30 adults with chronic MSK pain were recruited by convenience sampling and assigned into intervention and control groups by a trained research assistant. Their sleep efficiency, sleep quality, activity level, stress level, and pain level were measured with ActiGraph GT3X accelerometer before and after the intervention group completed a 6-week, biweekly program of aquatic exercise.Following intervention, the intervention group had significantly longer total true sleep time (by 27.6 min, P = .006); greater sleep efficiency (+3.01%, P = .005); and less pain (-1.33/10, P = .026). The control group had significantly shorter total true sleep time by 5.8 minutes (P = .036) while changes in the other outcomes were not significant.Six weeks of moderate-intensity aquatic exercise may improve sleep efficiency and reduce pain for persons suffering chronic MSK pain.

Duke Scholars

Altmetric Attention Stats
Dimensions Citation Stats

Published In

Journal of physical activity & health

DOI

EISSN

1543-5474

ISSN

1543-3080

Publication Date

September 2021

Volume

18

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1037 / 1045

Related Subject Headings

  • Sleep Quality
  • Sleep
  • Public Health
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Humans
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Adult
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4206 Public health
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
So, B. C. L., Kwok, S. C., & Lee, P. H. (2021). Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Sleep Efficiency of Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 18(9), 1037–1045. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0476
So, Billy C. L., Sze C. Kwok, and Paul H. Lee. “Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Sleep Efficiency of Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.Journal of Physical Activity & Health 18, no. 9 (September 2021): 1037–45. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0476.
So BCL, Kwok SC, Lee PH. Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Sleep Efficiency of Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Journal of physical activity & health. 2021 Sep;18(9):1037–45.
So, Billy C. L., et al. “Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Sleep Efficiency of Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.Journal of Physical Activity & Health, vol. 18, no. 9, Sept. 2021, pp. 1037–45. Epmc, doi:10.1123/jpah.2020-0476.
So BCL, Kwok SC, Lee PH. Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Sleep Efficiency of Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Journal of physical activity & health. 2021 Sep;18(9):1037–1045.

Published In

Journal of physical activity & health

DOI

EISSN

1543-5474

ISSN

1543-3080

Publication Date

September 2021

Volume

18

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1037 / 1045

Related Subject Headings

  • Sleep Quality
  • Sleep
  • Public Health
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Humans
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Exercise
  • Adult
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4206 Public health