Britta Strömbeck

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OBJECTIVES Using prospectively collected registry data to investigate sick leave (sickness benefit and sickness compensation) over a 7-yr period in patients with AS in comparison with population-based controls matched for age, sex and residential area. METHODS We investigated 122 (21 women and 101 men) outpatients with AS in South Sweden, born 1942 or(More)
OBJECTIVE To make an inventory of quality and content of currently available and published sets of health care quality indicators (HCQIs) for RA and OA. METHODS A systematic review was performed for documents on the development and/or a description of HCQIs for the management of patients with RA and/or OA, using the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science,(More)
OBJECTIVE The project is an initiative founded by the European Community and the European League Against Rheumatism. One aim of the project was to facilitate equal standards for musculoskeletal health across Europe. The aim of this work-package was to develop patient-centred and consensus based standards of care (SOC) for osteoarthritis (OA),(More)
BACKGROUND In evaluating complex interventions, it is a challenge for researchers to provide transparent reporting of the intervention content with sufficient detail and clarity such that effects can be compared across studies or countries. OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the content of current rehabilitation for patients with inflammatory arthritis(More)
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