The arthritis sufferer and the community: a comparison of arthritis sufferers in rural and urban areas.

@article{Cornelissen1988TheAS,
  title={The arthritis sufferer and the community: a comparison of arthritis sufferers in rural and urban areas.},
  author={Piet J. G. Cornelissen and Johannes J. Rasker and Hans A. Valkenburg},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={150-6}
}
One hundred and two rural patients and 100 urban patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthrosis and 203 age and sex matched controls were visited in their homes to evaluate their problems, needs, and expectations. Although one would expect disability to affect the mobility of a person, it was found that rural patients were more mobile than their urban counterparts despite the same degree of functional disability. They were more content with their lot, even though their circumstances were… CONTINUE READING

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