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Moberg picking-up test in patients with inflammatory joint diseases: a survey of suitability in comparison with button test and measures of disease activity.
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PMID:  14558047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the suitability of Moberg pickup test (MPUT) and button test (BT) as indicators for functional impairment in patients with inflammatory joint diseases. METHODS: Measurements for 369 patients attending a rheumatology outpatient clinic were collected. In addition to MPUT and BT, measurements collected were grip strength, tender and swollen joint counts, visual analog scales for pain and disease activity, Health Assessment Questionnaire, C-reactive protein levels, and erythrocyte sedimentation rates. RESULTS: We found a significant relationship between MPUT and BT. Both tests show the same pattern of correlations with the other parameters, although all correlations are higher for MPUT. There is a significant sex and learning effect for the BT, which implies a confounding of hand function and motor abilities. A significantly higher proportion of patients was unable to complete BT. CONCLUSION: MPUT and BT measure comparable aspects of hand function. In several theoretical and practical aspects, MPUT seems superior to BT in arthritis. It is necessary to evaluate its value in long-term followup.
Tanja Alexandra Stamm; Alexander Ploner; Klaus Peter Machold; Josef Smolen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0004-3591     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-14     Completed Date:  2003-11-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370605     Medline TA:  Arthritis Rheum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine III, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Age Factors
Disability Evaluation
Hand / physiopathology*
Hand Strength
Health Status
Rheumatic Diseases* / classification,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Rheumatology / methods*
Sex Factors

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