Which patients with ankylosing spondylitis derive most benefit from an inpatient management program?

@article{Band1997WhichPW,
  title={Which patients with ankylosing spondylitis derive most benefit from an inpatient management program?},
  author={David A Band and Shirley D Jones and Latosha Kennedy and Stephan Garrett and James Porter and Laura Gay and Jonathan Richardson and H C Whitelock and Andrei Calin},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={2381-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefit achieved from an inpatient management program by testing the hypothesis that more mobile, younger patients on their first course show the most improvement. METHODS We assessed 236 patients over an 18 month period. Patients were assessed at the beginning and end of the course by 4 indices, 3 of which were self-administered (disease activity, functional ability, and global well being) and one administered by a trained physiotherapist (metrology). Paired t tests… CONTINUE READING

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