The relationship between neuropsychiatric, clinical, and laboratory variables and quality of life of Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Tam2008TheRB,
  title={The relationship between neuropsychiatric, clinical, and laboratory variables and quality of life of Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Lai-shan Tam and Adrian C F Wong and Vincent Chung-Tong Mok and Yuwei Zhu and Lawrence Kwok and Tena Ka-Yan Li and K. T. Wong and Edmund Kwok-Ming Li},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          1038-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of neuropsychiatric (NP), clinical, and laboratory variables in influencing the health related quality of life (HRQOL) of Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 was applied in a cohort of 291 patients with SLE. At the time of HRQOL testing all patients underwent a clinical and laboratory evaluation together with measures of disease activity and damage. Patients also submitted to a battery of… CONTINUE READING
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