The impact of rheumatoid foot on disability in Colombian patients with rheumatoid arthritis

@article{RojasVillarraga2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of rheumatoid foot on disability in Colombian patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Adriana Rojas-Villarraga and Javier Bayona and Natalia Andrea Valencia Zuluaga and Santiago Jaramillo Mej{\'i}a and M Hincapi{\'e} and Juan-Manuel Anaya},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={67 - 67}
}
BACKGROUND Alterations in the feet of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are a cause of disability in this population. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact that foot impairment has on the patients' global quality of life (QOL) based on validated scales and its relationship to disease activity. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study in which 95 patients with RA were enrolled. A complete physical examination, including a full foot assessment, was done. The Spanish… CONTINUE READING
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