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  1. Depression is not more common in rheumatoid arthritis : a 10-year longitudinal study of 6,153 patients with rheumatic disease.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine if depression scores and depressive symptoms are higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than among those with other rheumatic disorders; and to describe norms for the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale (AIMS) depression scale.


    A 100% sample of all clinic visits of 6, 153 consecutive patients with rheumatic disease seen in an outpatient rheumatic disease clinic during a 10-year period, 19,122 AIMS depression scores were utilized.

    For each patient an average depression score was calculated.

    Covariates included age, sex, education level, ethnic origin, and number of clinic visits.


    RA depressive symptoms and depression scores did not differ from all other clinic patients (taken as a whole).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Etat dépressif, Complication, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Echelle évaluation, Chronique, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Trouble humeur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Depression, Complication, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Cohort study, Follow up study, Evaluation scale, Chronic, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Mood disorder

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    Cote : 94-0127231

    Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 199406.