Medical signs and symptoms associated with disability, pain, and psychosocial adjustment in systemic sclerosis.

@article{Malcarne2007MedicalSA,
  title={Medical signs and symptoms associated with disability, pain, and psychosocial adjustment in systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Vanessa L Malcarne and Ingunn Hansdottir and Ann E McKinney and Renn Upchurch and Helen L. Greenbergs and Gretchen H Henstorf and Daniel e. Furst and Philip J. Clements and Michael H. Weisman},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={359-67}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine physician-assessed medical signs and patient-reported medical symptoms as correlates of 3 quality of life (QOL) outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc): disability, pain, and psychosocial adjustment. METHODS One hundred fourteen patients with SSc underwent a comprehensive clinical examination including determination of skin thickening [Modified Rodnan Skin Score (MRSS)]. Patients reported current symptoms and completed standardized questionnaires assessing… CONTINUE READING

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