To identify risk factors associated with disease activity, in a group of patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA) living in France.
Patients fulfilling the ESSG or Amor criteria for SpA were enrolled in a cross sectional multicenter study.
Disease activity was assessed using a French version of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI).
Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to identify a link between BASDAI and disease characteristics, genetic factors, and environmental factors such as infectious events, mental stress, working conditions, and dietary factors.
We studied 293 patients.
On multivariate analysis, BASDAI appeared to be mainly linked to disease duration (negative correlation), the absence of sacroiliitis, and the « frequency of meals taken out of home » (negative correlation).
Disease activity in a French population of patients with SpA appeared to be linked mainly to a shorter disease duration and a peripheral pattern of arthritis, as well as to dietary habits.
The underlying links between this last environmental factor and disease activity remained hypothetical and could onlv reflect a nontested social factor.
Mots-clés Pascal : Spondylarthrite ankylosante, Homme, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Evolutivité, Evaluation, Questionnaire, France, Europe, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Spondylarthropathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ankylosing spondylitis, Human, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Evolutivity, Evaluation, Questionnaire, France, Europe, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Spondylarthropathy
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Cote : 98-0498796
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 19/02/1999.