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The Flanagan Quality of Life Scale: Evidence of Construct Validity
BackgroundThe Quality of Life Scale (QOLS), developed originally by John Flanagan in the 1970's, has been adapted for use in chronic illness groups. Evidence for reliability and validity has beenExpand
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Measuring health in rheumatic disorders by means of a Swedish version of the sickness impact profile. Results from a population study.
A technique for assessing the overall consequences of disease is introduced, comprising a Swedish version of a behaviour-based measure, the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP). Measurement characteristicsExpand
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Reliability, validity, and sensitivity of a Swedish version of the revised and expanded Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS2).
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability, validity, and sensitivity of a Swedish version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS2) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODSExpand
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Measuring the quality of life of women with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus: a Swedish version of the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS).
The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) was translated into Swedish and reliability and validity was studied. The Swedish version (QOLS-S) was given to 100 women with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupusExpand
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Quality of life of women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a comparison with women with rheumatoid arthritis.
We assessed the quality of life and health status of 50 women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and compared them with 50 age matched women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using open endedExpand
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The Swedish version of the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF) in systemic sclerosis: reproducibility and correlations to other fatigue instruments
Fatigue is a common and disabling symptom in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Up to 61% of SSc patients experience fatigue as one of the three most distressing symptoms (1). The consequencesExpand
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Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS)
A Swedish version of the self-administered health status questionnaire, Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS), was evaluated in 147 patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). TheExpand
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Lower level of education in young adults with arthritis starting in the early adulthood.
An appropriate education may lead to less work disability in patients with arthritis. The aim of the study was to determine the educational level in two groups of young adults with arthritis.Expand
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Reliability of articular indices and function tests in a population study of rheumatic disorders
SummaryReliability and method error were assessed for 25 clinical tests by test-retest on 31 subjects with rheumatic disorder (RD) and on 28 consecutive non-RD of a reference group (REF) from aExpand
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