Prevalence and course of forefoot impairments and walking disability in the first eight years of rheumatoid arthritis

Marike Van Der Leeden, Martijn Steultjens, Jenny Ursum, Rutger Dahmen, Leo Roorda, Dirkjan Van Schaardenburg, Joost Dekker

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and 8-year course of forefoot impairments and walking disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A total of 848 patients with recent-onset RA from 1995 through the present were included. The patients were assessed annually. Pain and swelling of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints, erosions and joint space narrowing of the MTP joints and first interphalangeal joints, and the Health Assessment Questionnaire walking subscale were analyzed using descriptive and correlational techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1596-1602
Number of pages7
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume59
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • podiatry
  • walking
  • rheumatoid arthritis

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