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Titolo:
The validity of the rheumatoid arthritis quality of life (RAQoL) questionnaire
Autore:
Tijhuis, GJ; de Jong, Z; Zwinderman, AH; Zuijderduin, WM; Jansen, LMA; Hazes, JMW; Vlieland, TPMV;
Indirizzi:
Leiden Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Rheumatol C4R, NL-2300 RC Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Univ Leiden Netherlands NL-2300 RC NL-2300 RC Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Med Stat, NL-2300 RC Leiden, Netherlands LeidenUniv Leiden Netherlands NL-2300 RC NL-2300 RC Leiden, Netherlands Jan van Breemen Inst, Dept Rheumatol, Amsterdam, Netherlands Jan van Breemen Inst Amsterdam Netherlands atol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
RHEUMATOLOGY
fascicolo: 10, volume: 40, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1112 - 1119
SICI:
1462-0324(200110)40:10<1112:TVOTRA>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMPACT MEASUREMENT SCALES; HEALTH-STATUS; OF-LIFE; AIMS2; RELIABILITY; SENSITIVITY; VERSION; INSTRUMENTS; PROFILE;
Keywords:
rheumatoid arthritis; quality of life; validation; outcome measurement;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
35
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Tijhuis, GJ Leiden Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Rheumatol C4R, POB 9600, NL-2300 RCLeiden, Netherlands Leiden Univ POB 9600 Leiden Netherlands NL-2300 RC etherlands
Citazione:
G.J. Tijhuis et al., "The validity of the rheumatoid arthritis quality of life (RAQoL) questionnaire", RHEUMATOLOG, 40(10), 2001, pp. 1112-1119

Abstract

Objective. To examine further the usefulness of a 30-item disease-specificquality of life (QoL) questionnaire in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. The Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) questionnaire was applied to two groups consisting of 210 and 300 patients with RA, one group with increasing difficulty in performing activities of daily living and one group with stable disease. The associations between the RAQoL and measures of utility, QoL, functional status and disease activity were evaluated. Factor analysis was carried out to investigate if one or more QoL dimensions could be distinguished within this questionnaire. Results. Similar results regarding the association between the RAQoL and different sets of outcome measures were found in the two groups of patients. Regression analysis showed that about 75% of the variance of the RAQoL could be explained with variables of QoL, functional status and disease activity. Physical contact could be distinguished as a separate dimension within the RAQoL, in addition to the dimensions mobility/energy, self-care and mood/emotion. Conclusion. The RAQoL is a valid instrument for measuring QoL in differentpopulations of patients with RA. Physical contact, a dimension that is notcovered by other common instruments in RA, could be distinguished as a separate dimension within the questionnaire.

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