Health-related quality of life in women with symptomatic hand osteoarthritis: a comparison with rheumatoid arthritis patients, healthy controls, and normative data.

@article{SlatkowskyChristensen2007HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in women with symptomatic hand osteoarthritis: a comparison with rheumatoid arthritis patients, healthy controls, and normative data.},
  author={Barbara Slatkowsky-Christensen and Petter Mowinckel and Jon H. Loge and Tore Kristian Kvien},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={1404-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Data on the burden of disease and impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in hand osteoarthritis (OA) are limited. The goal of this study was to compare HRQOL in patients with hand OA with HRQOL in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), healthy controls, and normative data from the general population. METHODS A total of 190 women with hand OA were compared with 194 women with RA and 144 healthy women of the same age. Health status was measured using the Short Form 36 (SF… CONTINUE READING

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