Health-related quality of life in Swedish men and women with early rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{West2009HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in Swedish men and women with early rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Elisabet West and Solveig W{\aa}llberg-Jonsson},
  journal={Gender medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={544-54}
}
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory joint disorder that may adversely affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) both in established and early disease. OBJECTIVES In patients with recent onset (<12 months) of RA, this extension of a previous study assessed HRQoL and the effect of disease activity over time. METHODS Consecutive patients with recent onset of RA between March 1996 and November 1998 were followed for 6 years at the Department of Rheumatology of the… CONTINUE READING

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