Determinants of disability in rheumatoid arthritis: A community-based cohort study

Megan L. Krause, Cynthia Crowson, Tim Bongartz, Eric Lawrence Matteson, Clement Michet, Thomas Mason, Scott T. Persellin, Sherine E. Gabriel, John Manley III Davis

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Longitudinal care of a community-based cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was evaluated retrospectively. Candidate determinants of disability included visual analog scales (VAS) for patient global assessment and pain, comorbidities, and medications. The outcome was the ‘patient-acceptable symptom state’ for disability as defined by the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) disability index, using a cutoff of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalOpen Rheumatology Journal
StatePublished - 2015



  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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