Pediatric Escola Paulista de Medicina Range of Motion Scale: a reduced joint count scale for general use in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Len1999PediatricEP,
  title={Pediatric Escola Paulista de Medicina Range of Motion Scale: a reduced joint count scale for general use in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Claudio Arnaldo Len and Marcos Bosi Ferraz and Jos{\'e} Goldenberg and Leda Magalhaes Oliveira and Pola Maria Poli Ara{\'u}jo and Marina Rodrigues Quaresma and Maria Teresa Terreri and Maria Odete Esteves Hil{\'a}rio},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={909-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Different instruments are available to measure functional status in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA); however, none is based on the evaluation of joint range of motion (ROM). We designed and evaluated a ROM scale to be used as a complementary instrument in daily practice with JRA as well as in trials. METHODS The 10 joint movements of the Pediatric Escola Paulista de Medicina Range of Motion scale (Pediatric EPM-ROM) were derived from 25 initial movements. The selection was based… CONTINUE READING