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Comparison of disability and quality of life in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Rheumatology, August 2001
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Title
Comparison of disability and quality of life in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.
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Journal of Rheumatology, August 2001
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Authors

Sokoll, K B, Helliwell, P S, K B Sokoll, P S Helliwell

Abstract

There is controversy about the severity of peripheral psoriatic arthritis (PsA) compared to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Early reports found PsA to be a milder disorder, excepting the mutilans form. Recent reports suggest that PsA can be as severe as RA. We compared severity, disability, and quality of life in patients with PsA and RA matched primarily for disease duration. Data relating to the extent and severity of disease were recorded in a hospital clinic setting. Recent radiographs of hands and feet were read blinded to diagnosis, and information on function and quality of life was collected with the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) and EuroQol-5D, respectively. Forty-seven patients were matched for disease duration (median PsA 5 yrs, RA 7 yrs). The male/female ratio was 24/23 for PsA, 16/31 for RA, and median ages were 45 and 51 years, respectively. Patients with RA had significantly more joint involvement of metacarpophalangeal joints and wrists, whereas distal interphalangeal joints, spine, sternoclavicular joints, and sacroiliac joints were significantly more involved in PsA. No difference was found regarding Ritchie Articular Index, inflammatory markers, HAQ score, or EuroQol-5D. Patients with RA had significantly more damage on radiographs of hands and feet: median (range) Larsen score hands PsA 8 (0-91), RA 38 (0-125); feet PsA 4 (0-34), RA 11(0-56). Patients with RA were taking significantly more disease modifying drugs. Peripheral joint damage is significantly greater in RA than in PsA after equivalent disease duration, but function and quality of life scores are the same for both groups. The additional burden of skin disease in PsA may account for this.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Spain 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 92 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 17%
Researcher 13 13%
Student > Master 13 13%
Other 8 8%
Student > Postgraduate 8 8%
Other 25 26%
Unknown 14 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 51%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 15 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 May 2022.
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#1,346,544
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#124
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#1,062
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Rheumatology
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