Hand functions in systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis and influence on clinical variables


Erol K. , Gok K. , CENGİZ G. , Ozgocmen S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, cilt.21, sa.1, ss.249-252, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/1756-185x.13044
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.249-252

Özet

AimHand joints are the main target in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hand involvement in terms of thickening of the skin and contractures are also well known in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Assessment of hand function in SSc is generally an overlooked entity with respect to RA. Therefore the aim of this study was to compare hand functions and potential influence of functional loss on patients' overall physical functions, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychological status in RA and SSc.