The disutility of chronic gout

  title={The disutility of chronic gout},
  author={Dinesh Khanna and Mansoor Ahmed and Dustin Yontz and Shaari S. Ginsburg and Grace S. Park and Anthony C. Leonard and Joel Tsevat},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
Gout is a chronic painful inflammatory arthritis. Data regarding the impact of gout on health-related quality of life, however, are limited. We interviewed patients with chronic stable gout. Health status was measured by using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) physical component summary (PCS) and physical component summary (MCS) and the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI). Direct preference-based measures included a health rating scale (RS), the time tradeoff (TTO), and standard… CONTINUE READING

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