Measuring functional outcomes in chronic disease: a comparison of traditional scales and a self-administered health status questionnaire in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Deyo1983MeasuringFO,
  title={Measuring functional outcomes in chronic disease: a comparison of traditional scales and a self-administered health status questionnaire in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Richard A. Deyo and Thomas S. Inui and J D Leininger and S S Overman},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1983},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={180-92}
}
A new "health-status" questionnaire, the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP), was examined to determine whether it offered measurement advantages over the traditional American Rheumatism Association (ARA) functional scale or patient self-ratings of function. Seventy-nine outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) administered the SIP to themselves and provided self-ratings on a 7-point functional scale. Clinicians independently rated patients on the ARA functional scale, and repeated measures were… CONTINUE READING

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