STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL.

Dr Shahbaz Khan

Abstract


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic in􀃸ammatory disease the principal hallmark of which is symmetric
polyarthritis with main involvement of the small joints in hands and feet.In this prospective study a total of 110
patients were taken and various parameters were correlated with psychological quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Major
advances have been made in drug treatments. However, RA is still a poorly predictable disease and treatment responses tend to be variable.
From the patients´ perspective, even from the early phases of disease, RA is a potentially debilitating disease causing persistent pain,
depression or other psychosocial distress, poor physical function, reduced quality of life (QoL) and increased medical and social costs.


Keywords


Rehumatoid Arthritis,depression,quality Of Life,psychological Qol.

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