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August 3, 1964

Arthritic Children Are Rated Physically Active Prior to Onset of Symptoms

JAMA. 1964;189(5):31. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070050069046

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Arthritic children as a group may be more physically active prior to [ill] onset of symptoms than the averge child, a study at Texas Children's [ospital, Houston, indicates.

Sidney E. Cleveland, PhD, reorted on the study of 30 arthritic hildren at the June meeting of the merican Rheumatism Association in an Francisco. Cleveland said the urpose of the study was to determine if arthritic children exhibited personality patterns similar to those detected in arthritic adults.

The children ranged in age from ½ years to 16 years with a mean age of 101/2 years. They had exhibited symptoms for periods of from 6 months to 10 years. The average was years. Sixteen of the children were girls and 14 were boys.

"In respect to general personality here does not appear to be any uni[ill] among arthritic children," [ill] said. "Unlike an earlier [ill] with adult arthritics, no unique [ill] single

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