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OBJECTIVE Quality of Life (QoL) measurements to quantify disease burden have become an important outcome measure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) research and treatment. A large variety of QoL instruments is available. The objective of this review was to comprehensively evaluate content and psychometric properties of available QoL instruments(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders, frequently affecting the hands. In the last decade there has been increased awareness concerning this disorder because of its clinical burden. Unfortunately, only limited treatments for symptom alleviation are available, and no effective treatment for disease modification exists. The(More)
Fatih Albayrak Lydia Abasolo Mehmet Adam Olaf Adam Masao Akagi Servet Akar Mahmood Akbarian Gulseren Akyuz Haider M. Al-Attia Sait Albayram Gustavo Almeida Kuniki Amano Olga Amengual Mariano Andrés Sheila Angele-Han Simone Appenzeller Martin Aringer Remide Arkun Hasan Tezer Asoss shervin Assassi Pamir Atagunduz Tatsuya Atsumi Jerome Avouac Sibel Aydin(More)
OBJECTIVE Because the association and its clinical relevance between comorbidities and primary hand osteoarthritis (OA) disease burden is unclear, we studied this in patients with hand OA from our Hand OSTeoArthritis in Secondary care (HOSTAS) cohort. METHODS Cross-sectional data from the HOSTAS study were used, including consecutive patients with primary(More)
Objectives To investigate metric properties of four hand mobility tests in hand OA patients, using the OMERACT filter. Methods Trained assessors examined the Hand Mobility in Scleroderma test (HAMIS), fingertip-to-palm distance (FPD), modified Kapandji index (MKI) and number of hand joints with limited mobility in participants from two cohorts [Genetics(More)
OBJECTIVE Coping responses have been shown to determine health outcomes in chronic diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the role of joint-specific factors and coping styles on disability in patients with hand OA. METHODS Primary hand OA patients who consulted secondary care, underwent physical examination to assess the number of joints with bony(More)
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