Functional status assessment of physical impairment in a community based population with rheumatoid arthritis: severely incapacitated patients are rare.


OBJECTIVES To determine the severity of impairment due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a community based population. METHODS The level of impairment in the study group, which represented 88% of the subjects known to have RA in a rural community in Finland, was assessed using the Keitel function test (KFT), a series of 23 range of motion tasks, with score… (More)


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