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In many studies of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), the exposure to NSAIDs was concurrent with AD or based on self (or surrogate) report. We conducted a case-control analysis of the Québec participants in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging who received a diagnosis of AD (cases) or were found to be cognitively(More)
The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale is a new measure of functional disability for patients with back pain. Functional disability was operationalized in terms of perceived difficulty associated with simple physical activities. The content of the scale was developed in several stages, including a literature review, two studies seeking the opinions of(More)
OBJECTIVE Self-rated health (SRH) is an independent, strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. Socio-economic status (SES) is strongly associated with SRH. This study investigated the relationship between SES and SRH outcomes in a sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Canada. METHODS Both generic preference-based [Health Utilities Index(More)
The objective of this study was to identify reliable and valid instruments to measure cognitive impairment in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and to define minimally important change of cognitive impairment in SLE for clinical trials. Neurocognitive measures used in randomized clinical trials in SLE were reviewed, and response criteria were developed(More)
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