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The consequences of rheumatoid arthritis: quality of life measures in the individual patient.

  title={The consequences of rheumatoid arthritis: quality of life measures in the individual patient.},
  author={Louise C. Pollard and Ernest H. S. Choy and David L. Scott},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  volume={23 5 Suppl 39},
Despite conventional treatment, RA still has many deleterious consequences. From the patients' perspective, these include persistent pain, functional disability, fatigue, and depression modified by health beliefs and underlying psychological problems. Disability is a consequence of pain, active synovitis and joint damage. It is usually assessed by self-reported questionnaire; the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) remains the dominant disability measure, although generic health measures such… 

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