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  1. Cost effectiveness of group physical therapy compared to individualized therapy for ankylosing spondylitis. A randomized controlled trial.

    Article - En anglais


    Cost effectiveness analysis is helpful in setting priorities for funding of health care programs.

    We studied the cost effectiveness of supervised group physical therapy compared to unsupervised exercises at home in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).


    A total of 144 patients with AS (modified New York criteria; mean age: 43 years) were randomized to unsupervised daily individualized exercises at home for 9 months or the same plus supervised group physical therapy (3 h weekly).

    At baseline and after 9 months we measured spinal mobility (thoracolumbar flexion and extension), fitness (maximum work capacity by ergometry), and patient's global assessment of change as measured on a visual analog scale.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Spondylarthrite ankylosante, Homme, Traitement, Physiothérapie, Traitement groupe, Etude comparative, Analyse coût efficacité, Essai clinique, Pays Bas, Europe, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ankylosing spondylitis, Human, Treatment, Physiotherapy, Group treatment, Comparative study, Cost efficiency analysis, Clinical trial, Netherlands, Europe, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Health economy

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    Cote : 94-0204860

    Code Inist : 002B26H. Création : 199406.