Role of contextual factors in health-related quality of life in ankylosing spondylitis.

  title={Role of contextual factors in health-related quality of life in ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Vladimir Sergeevich Gordeev and Walter P. Maksymowych and S. M. A. A. Evers and A. Ament and Lionel Schachna and Annelies Boonen},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={69 1},
BACKGROUND In the bio-psycho-social model of health, the role of contextual factors, either environmental or personal, is recognised. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of a number of contextual factors on self-reported disease-specific and generic health-related quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS 522 patients with AS from Canada and Australia completed a postal questionnaire including sociodemographic variables, disease activity (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis… CONTINUE READING
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