A clue from a self-report questionnaire to distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from noninflammatory diffuse musculoskeletal pain. The P-VAS:D-ADL ratio.

@article{Callahan1990ACF,
  title={A clue from a self-report questionnaire to distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from noninflammatory diffuse musculoskeletal pain. The P-VAS:D-ADL ratio.},
  author={Leigh F. Callahan and Theodore Pincus},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1990},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1317-22}
}
A clue to distinguishing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from noninflammatory diffuse musculoskeletal pain is described on the basis of 2 self-report questionnaire scales, one to assess difficulty in activities of daily living (D-ADL) and a pain visual analog scale (P-VAS). Patients with RA have significantly higher scores on the D-ADL scale compared with the P-VAS scale, while patients with noninflammatory diffuse musculoskeletal pain show the reciprocal pattern. Therefore, the ratio of the P-VAS:D… CONTINUE READING

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