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Arthritis impact measurement scales in a community-based rheumatoid arthritis population.
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PMID:  10752496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to use the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS) in a community-based rheumatoid arthritis (RA) population to describe the patient population, analyse health status changes and predict survival. The AIMS was assessed in 91 RA patients in a community-based RA population in Kuusamo, Northern Finland. A 5-year follow-up study was performed. The mean AIMS scores in this series of RA patients were comparable to those reported in previous studies. Dexterity correlated with disease duration. Lower extremity function was well preserved and only slightly dependent on disease duration. The AIMS scores changed for the worse in all the subscales over the follow-up period. Of all the AIMS subscale scores, poor functional status, as measured by the AIMS lower extremity function and social activity subscales, best predicted mortality.
M K Söderlin; P Nieminen; M Hakala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-25     Completed Date:  2000-05-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Växjö Central Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnosis*,  mortality
Disability Evaluation
Finland / epidemiology
Health Status Indicators*
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Survival Rate

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