Disability in valued life activities among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Katz2008DisabilityIV,
  title={Disability in valued life activities among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Patricia P. Katz and Anne Morris and Laura Trupin and Jinoos Yazdany and Edward H. Yelin},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={465-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence of disability in a wide range of valued life activities (VLAs) among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 1-year changes in such disability, and predictors of and changes in VLA disability. METHODS Data were from 2 waves of a cohort of 829 individuals with SLE interviewed annually by telephone. VLA disability was assessed using a scale rating the difficulty of performing 21 activities. Scores were also calculated for subscales corresponding… CONTINUE READING

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