Trends in Prevalence of Functional Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared With the General Population

Elena Myasoedova, John Manley III Davis, Sara J. Achenbach, Eric Lawrence Matteson, Cynthia Crowson

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess trends in functional disability (FD)in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)vs individuals without RA. This retrospective population-based study included 586 patients with RA and 531 individuals without RA. Information on activities of daily living was obtained from self-report questionnaires. The prevalence of FD was higher in those with RA (586 [26%])vs those without RA (531 [11%])at RA incidence/index date (P<.001), with persistent excess over the follow-up and calendar time. Patients with RA had a 15% or higher prevalence of FD than individuals without RA in most age groups. Patients with RA have a higher prevalence of FD across RA duration, age, and calendar time than those without RA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035-1039
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

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