Functional disability and quality-of-life assessment in clinical practice.

@article{Guillemin2000FunctionalDA,
  title={Functional disability and quality-of-life assessment in clinical practice.},
  author={Francis Guillemin},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 Suppl 1},
  pages={17-23}
}
Functional disability and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are key outcomes that determine patients' demand for care, and influence their compliance and satisfaction with treatment. In the past decade, there has been a shift from physician-focused assessment toward methods based on the postulate that patients can better report their perceptions of health impairment. There are several disease-specific and generic instruments available that have proven valuable in outcome testing in… CONTINUE READING

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