Impact of low back pain on functional limitations, depressed mood and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Kothe2007ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of low back pain on functional limitations, depressed mood and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Ralph Kothe and Th. Kohlmann and Thorsten Klink and Wolfgang R{\"u}ther and Regine Klinger},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2007},
  volume={127},
  pages={103-108}
}
Low back pain (LBP) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are common orthopedic problems, but there is little information on the importance of LBP in RA patients. The aim of this study was to investigate how LBP affects functional limitations, depressed mood, and quality of life in patients with RA. A complex questionnaire was answered by 281 RA patients, including questions about their RA and their experience of LBP. Functional limitations were assessed using the Hannover Activities of Daily Living… CONTINUE READING

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