Theodore Pincus, MD; Leigh F. Callahan, BS; Raye H. Brooks, BS; Howard A. Fuchs, MD; Nancy J. Olsen, MD; Jeremy J. Kaye, MD
Study Objective: To assess whether scores on a simple self-report questionnaire to depict the clinical status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are correlated with traditional measures of physical, radiographic, laboratory, functional, and global status.
Design: The self-report questionnaire was administered at the same time the following variables were assessed: American Rheumatism Association functional class, joint count, hand radiograph, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rheumatoid factor titer, walking time, grip strength, button test, and global self-assessment.
Setting: University rheumatology clinic, the rheumatology clinic of a Veterans Administration hospital, and a private rheumatology practice.
Patients: The study included 259 patients who met the criteria
Pincus T, Callahan LF, Brooks RH, Fuchs HA, Olsen NJ, Kaye JJ. Self-Report Questionnaire Scores in Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared with Traditional Physical, Radiographic, and Laboratory Measures. Ann Intern Med. ;110:259–266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-4-259
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(4):259-266.
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