Measurement of outcome in rheumatic diseases

Wright, V.
December 1985
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec1985, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p985
Academic Journal
The article discusses the evaluation of outcome in rheumatic diseases. In the evaluation, several factors need to be taken into account. These factors include the significance of making an accurate diagnosis, so that the response to treatment is not confused by heterogeneity of the population, the need to define the meaning of outcome, and the importance of the subjective symptoms to the patient.


Related Articles

  • Sub-optimal pain control in patients with rheumatic disease. Sheane, Barry J.; Doyle, Frank; Doyle, Christina; O'Loughlin, Ciara; Howard, Donough; Cunnane, Gaye // Clinical Rheumatology;Aug2008, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p1029 

    The visual analog scale (VAS) of pain is a ubiquitous clinical and research tool with widespread application in the rheumatic diseases. The objectives of this study were to assess if patients report pain differently to doctors or nurses, to determine reproducibility of this test for diagnosis,...

  • Report on the African League Against Rheumatism (1999–2003). Mody, G. M.; Kalla, A. A. // Clinical Rheumatology;Oct2003, Vol. 22 Issue 4/5, p261 

    The article presents information on African League Against Rheumatism (AFLAR), as the youngest, smallest and poorest member of International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR) faces many challenges in promoting Rheumatology in Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa. The problems of...

  • MANIFESTAÇÕE5 REUMÁTICAS DA HANSENÍASE. Pereira, Helena L. Alves; Ribeiro, Sandra L. Euzéblo; Sato, Emilia I. // Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa;2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p407 

    The classical manifestations of leprosy are cutaneous and neurological involvement; however, rheumatic manifestations are relatively common during the course of the disease and can be the initial manifestation. Herein are reviewed the clinical features of leprosy, particularly those that may...

  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound and ESPER. F., Saraiva // Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa;Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p285 

    No abstract available.

  • Erratum.  // Rheumatology;Feb2008, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p234 

    Corrections to articles on connective tissue diseases and rheumatology that were published in supplement to the journal's 2006 issue are presented.

  • The prevalence of rheumatic diseases in central Greece: a population survey. Anagnostopoulos, Ioannis; Zinzaras, Elias; Alexiou, Ioannis; Papathanasiou, Aphrodite A.; Davas, Evangelos; Koutroumpas, Athanasios; Barouta, Georgia; Sakkas, Lazaros I. // BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders;2010, Vol. 11, p98 

    Background: Rheumatic diseases are a major health and financial burden for societies. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases may change over time, and therefore, we sought to estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in an adult population of central Greece. Methods: In this prospective...

  • polymyalgia arteritica.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1727 

    A definition of the term "polymyalgia arteritica" is presented. It refers to polymyalgia rheumatica.

  • rheumatic.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1908 

    A definition of the term "rheumatic" is presented. It pertains to rheumatism.

  • rheumatic disease, functional class.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1908 

    A definition of the term "rheumatic disease, functional class" is presented. It refers to the classifications created by the American College of Rheumatology. It defines the capacity level at which a patient with rheumatic disease is capable of functioning. According to the classification, class...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics