A study of the health assessment questionnaire to evaluate functional status in polymyalgia rheumatica.

@article{Kalke2000ASO,
  title={A study of the health assessment questionnaire to evaluate functional status in polymyalgia rheumatica.},
  author={Siddharth Vijay Kalke and Dev Mukerjee and Bhaskar Dasgupta},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={
          883-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) in the assessment of functional status, its responsiveness to change with treatment and its correlation with conventional disease activity indices in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). METHODS Newly diagnosed patients with PMR, satisfying modified Jones and Hazleman criteria, were recruited to the study. The clinical assessments, including early morning stiffness (EMS), pain measured on a horizontal 10 cm visual analogue scale (VAS… CONTINUE READING

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