Predictors of changes in observed dexterity during one year in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Predictors of changes in observed dexterity during one year in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={W. Driessen van Lankveld and Paul van't Pad Bosch and Lba van de Putte},
SUMMARY Objective. To determine which disease-related variables predict loss of dexterity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. A random sample of 94 RA patients was measured twice 1 yr apart. Dexterity, or hand-related disability, was measured with the Sequential Occupational Dexterity Assessment (SODA). The SODA measures dexterity in activities of daily life based on the observation of standardized tasks. Impairment of the hands, disease activity, pain and self-reported… CONTINUE READING


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