Health status reports in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Health status reports in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Lewis Kazis and Leigh F. Callahan and Robert F. Meenan and Theodore Pincus},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={43 11},
We examined the use of formal health status reports every 3 months over 1 year in the clinical care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The reports consisted of single-page, computer-generated summaries of scores derived from either the AIMS (Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales) or the MHAQ (Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire) health status questionnaires. A total of 1920 subjects from 27 community practice sites were randomly assigned to three study groups in each practice… CONTINUE READING
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