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Leisure activities in rheumatoid arthritis: Change after disease onset and associated factors

Wikström, Ingegerd LU ; Isacsson, Åke and Jacobsson, Lennart T.H. (2001) In British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64(2). p.87-92
Abstract
The objective of this investigation was to examine the relationship between leisure-time occupations, quality of life disease activity among patientswith rheumatoid arthritis. Fifty patients with rheumatoid arthritis-39 females and 11 males, age 30-45 years and belonging to functional class I-III according to Steinbrocker er al (1949)-were recuited from the register at a hospital clinic and from a private outpatient clinic. The participants completed a questionnaire concerning education, occupation, pain, morning stiffness, currentleisure activities and those pursued before the onset of the disease, and including the Quality of Life Scale (QoLS). The patients had given up two-thirds of their leisure activites since the onset of the... (More)
The objective of this investigation was to examine the relationship between leisure-time occupations, quality of life disease activity among patientswith rheumatoid arthritis. Fifty patients with rheumatoid arthritis-39 females and 11 males, age 30-45 years and belonging to functional class I-III according to Steinbrocker er al (1949)-were recuited from the register at a hospital clinic and from a private outpatient clinic. The participants completed a questionnaire concerning education, occupation, pain, morning stiffness, currentleisure activities and those pursued before the onset of the disease, and including the Quality of Life Scale (QoLS). The patients had given up two-thirds of their leisure activites since the onset of the disease. This decrease wa observed for both aexes. It correlated positivly with present disease activity, measures as pain on a visual analogue scale and as morning stiffness, and negativly with the present QoLS. Longitudinal studies are needed to disenta (Less)
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  abstract     = {The objective of this investigation was to examine the relationship between leisure-time occupations, quality of life disease activity among patientswith rheumatoid arthritis. Fifty patients with rheumatoid arthritis-39 females and 11 males, age 30-45 years and belonging to functional class I-III according to Steinbrocker er al (1949)-were recuited from the register at a hospital clinic and from a private outpatient clinic. The participants completed a questionnaire concerning education, occupation, pain, morning stiffness, currentleisure activities and those pursued before the onset of the disease, and including the Quality of Life Scale (QoLS). The patients had given up two-thirds of their leisure activites since the onset of the disease. This decrease wa observed for both aexes. It correlated positivly with present disease activity, measures as pain on a visual analogue scale and as morning stiffness, and negativly with the present QoLS. Longitudinal studies are needed to disenta},
  author       = {Wikström, Ingegerd and Isacsson, Åke and Jacobsson, Lennart T.H.},
  issn         = {1477-6006},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {87--92},
  publisher    = {College of Occupational Therapists},
  series       = {British Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Leisure activities in rheumatoid arthritis: Change after disease onset and associated factors},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {2001},
}