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Activity Limitations in Rheumatoid Arthritis

2016-04-16 16:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Objective: To evaluate what factors contribute to activity limitations in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis considering the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model.

Methods: A cross-sectional study on 81 individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using instruments to measure five constructs of the component activities.

Description

The investigators used the ICF model to analyze factors reported to be associated with functioning and disability in individuals with RA, including dexterity fatigue, stiffness , pinch, handgrip, strength, range of motion (ROM) deficit, deformities , mental health, vitality, and pain .

Study Design

Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Intervention

observational study

Status

Completed

Source

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Results (where available)

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