A tool for the assessment of hand involvement in rheumatic disorders in daily routine--the SF-SACRAH (short form score for the assessment and quantification of chronic rheumatic affections of the hands).

@article{Rintelen2009ATF,
  title={A tool for the assessment of hand involvement in rheumatic disorders in daily routine--the SF-SACRAH (short form score for the assessment and quantification of chronic rheumatic affections of the hands).},
  author={Bernhard Rintelen and Pia M Haindl and Harsono T. H. Mai and Judith Sautner and Adil Maktari and Burkhard F. Leeb},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={59-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish a questionnaire for quantification of hand involvement in osteoarthritis (OA) of the hands and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) meeting daily routine requirements. PATIENTS AND METHODS The smallest number of questions of the modified score for the assessment and quantification of chronic rheumatic affections of the hands (M-SACRAH) providing reasonable reliability was identified by factor analysis and calculating Cronbach's alpha, subsequently resulting in a five-item scale… CONTINUE READING
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