Measurement of disability in Dutch rheumatoid arthritis patients

  title={Measurement of disability in Dutch rheumatoid arthritis patients},
  author={Carl E H Siegert and L. -J. Vleming and J. P. Van-Denbroucke and Prof. Dr. A. Cats},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
A self-administered health-assessment questionnaire (HAQ) was completed by 38 Dutch rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and the results compared to those obtained objectively when the same subjects were interviewed and asked to perform standardised tasks included in the HAQ. The results of the interview and the questionnaire showed a high degree of overall correlation and inter-component correlation. The correlation was comparable in outpatients with milder disease and in patients with more… CONTINUE READING
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