International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 5 Num. 1 - April 2005


Evaluaci?n de la Calidad de Vida en Pacientes con Diagn?stico de Artritis Reumatoide [Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis]

Volume 5 Num. 1 - April 2005 - Pages 47-63


Stefano Vinaccia, Sergio Tob?n, Emilio Moreno San Pedro, Jos? Cadena and Juan Manuel Anaya


The objective of this study was to determine the quality of life in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis in a Colombian patients sample. 124 patients were evaluated (110 woman, 14 men) with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis based on the American Rheumatism Association criteria (Arnett,1987). The results were compared with the information in a similar research carried out in the United States. The Quality of life were measured through Spanish version of the Quality of Life Questionaire (QOL-RA) (Danao, Padilla, & Jonson, 2001). Colombian patients whith Rheumatoid Arthritis had a better quality of life in all QOL-RA dimensions compared with the Unided States patiens who participated in the original test application in American and Latinoamerican participants

Key words:

Rheumatoid arthritis, quality of life, QOL-RA, health psychology

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