Correlates of functional disability in early rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study of 706 patients in four European countries.

@article{Smedstad1996CorrelatesOF,
  title={Correlates of functional disability in early rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study of 706 patients in four European countries.},
  author={Liv Marit Smedstad and Torbj\orn {\AA} Moum and Francis Guillemin and Tore Kristian Kvien and Michael B. Finch and Theo P. B. M. Suurmeijer and Wim J A van den Heuvel},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={746-51}
}
In this cross-sectional study of 706 European patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of < or = 4 yr duration, we examined possible correlates of functional disability assessed by the Health Assessment Questionnaire. First, we examined a subsample of 237 Norwegian patients. The Ritchie index, sex, age, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and disease… CONTINUE READING