Assessment of stiffness in rheumatology: the use of rating scales.

@article{Rhind1987AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of stiffness in rheumatology: the use of rating scales.},
  author={Valerie M. Rhind and Anthony Unsworth and Ian Haslock},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1987},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          126-30
        }
}
A study of 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis has shown good correlation amongst three rating scales when used for measuring severity of morning stiffness and severity of stiffness present at the time of interview. Duration of morning stiffness was found to correlate only moderately well with severity of morning stiffness and poorly with severity of stiffness present at the time of interview. Investigation of the patients' definitions of stiffness, with and without the aid of a list of… CONTINUE READING

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