Evaluation of joint mobility in rheumatoid arthritis trials: the value of the EPM-range of motion scale.

@article{Vlieland1993EvaluationOJ,
  title={Evaluation of joint mobility in rheumatoid arthritis trials: the value of the EPM-range of motion scale.},
  author={Theodora P. M. Vliet Vlieland and Cornelia H M van den Ende and Ferdinand C. Breedveld and Johanna M. W. Hazes},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={2010-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of joint range of motion (ROM) is important in the therapeutic approach to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The reliability, construct validity and sensitivity to change of the Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM)--range of motion scale that measures 10 distinct movements of small and large joints were examined. METHODS Fifty patients with active RA who were participating in an inpatient multidisciplinary treatment program were examined by 2 investigators. Twenty… CONTINUE READING

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