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There is wide evidence for a decreased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with schizophrenia. Nevertheless, very few studies have looked at the risk of schizophrenia in a group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. We prospectively investigated, with the SCL-90R, 220 consecutive outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis and 196 consecutive outpatients(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent symptoms, mainly joint and muscular pain and depression, have been reported several months after Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection. Their frequency and their impact on quality of life have not been compared with those of an unexposed population. In the present study, we aimed to describe the frequency of prolonged clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Sickle cell disease (SCD) leads to tissue hypoxia resulting in chronic organ dysfunction including SCD associated nephropathy. The goal of our study was to determine the best equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in SCD adult patients. METHODS We conducted a prospective observational cohort study. Since 2007, all adult SCD(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures are increasingly used in the general population. However, little is known about patterns and determinants of unanswered or unusable questionnaires and their consequences on estimates of HRQoL. METHODS The 2003 Decennial Health Survey collected socio-demographic and health information, including(More)
Given the increasing interest in treatment satisfaction research and the lack of a specific questionnaire in osteoarthritis (OA), we developed and explored the psychometric properties of the osteoARthritis Treatment Satisfaction (ARTS) questionnaire. The ARTS questionnaire which consists of 18 items was developed in French following the analysis of(More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare cause of lym-phadenopathy, most often cervical. It has been mainly described in Asia. There are few data available on this disease in Europe. We conducted this retrospective, observational, multicenter study to describe KFD in France and to determine the characteristics of severe forms of the disease and forms(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Celiac disease (CD) is a common chronic autoimmune disorder. Both the manifestations of the disease and the burden of the compulsory life-long gluten-free diet (GFD) have been shown to be associated with impairment of health-related quality of life. The objectives of this study were to provide a cross-cultural adaptation of the(More)
We show that extended Rasch models, built to deal with continuous latent variables, may be useful for assessing validity of medical diagnostic tests in the presence of a reference standard, particularly for chronic diseases. We derive estimates for sensitivity and specificity under the Rasch model assumptions. Our estimations can be computed conditionally(More)
  • C E Abramson, K E Mcbride, K J Konnyu, S L Elliott, S Alla, S J Sullivan +54 others
  • 2010
This is a complete list of all systematic reviews of measurement properties of health status measurement instruments, published in PubMed or Embase. Sexual health outcome measures for individuals with a spinal cord injury: a systematic review.report scales/checklists for the measurement of concussion symptoms: a systematic review. Functional recovery(More)