Long-term course and outcome of functional capacity in rheumatoid arthritis: the effect of disease activity and radiologic damage over time.

@article{DrossaersBakker1999LongtermCA,
  title={Long-term course and outcome of functional capacity in rheumatoid arthritis: the effect of disease activity and radiologic damage over time.},
  author={K. W. Drossaers-Bakker and M de Buck and Derkjen van Zeben and Aeilko H. Zwinderman and Ferdinand C. Breedveld and Johanna M. W. Hazes},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1999},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={
          1854-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the evolution of functional capacity, disease activity, and joint destruction over time in a 12-year prospective cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and to study the relative contribution of disease activity and joint destruction to the loss of functional capacity. METHODS One hundred thirty-two female patients with recent-onset RA were assessed at 0, 3, 6, and 12 years of followup for functional capacity (Health Assessment Questionnaire [HAQ] score… CONTINUE READING
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