Health-related quality of life of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis coming from 3 different geographic areas. The PRINTO multinational quality of life cohort study

R. Gutiérrez-Suárez, A. Pistorio, A. Cespedes Cruz, X. Norambuena, B. Flato, I. Rumba, M. Harjacek, S. Nielsen, G. Susic, D. Mihaylova, C. Huemer, J. Melo-Gomes, B. Andersson-Gare, Z. Balogh, C. De Cunto, R. Vesely, K. Pagava, A. M. Romicka, R. Burgos-Vargas, A. MartiniNicola Ruperto

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Abstract

Objectives. To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) and to identify clinical determinants for poor HRQL of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) coming from three geographic areas. Methods. The HRQL was assessed through the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ). A total of 30 countries were included grouped in three geographic areas: 16 countries in Western Europe; 10 in Eastern Europe; and four in Latin America. Potential determinants of poor HRQL included demographic data, physician's and parent's global assessments, measures of joint inflammation, disability as measured by Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Poor HRQL was defined as a CHQ physical summary score (PhS) or psychosocial summary score (PsS)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-320
Number of pages7
JournalRheumatology
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Pain
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Rheumatology

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    Gutiérrez-Suárez, R., Pistorio, A., Cespedes Cruz, A., Norambuena, X., Flato, B., Rumba, I., Harjacek, M., Nielsen, S., Susic, G., Mihaylova, D., Huemer, C., Melo-Gomes, J., Andersson-Gare, B., Balogh, Z., De Cunto, C., Vesely, R., Pagava, K., Romicka, A. M., Burgos-Vargas, R., ... Ruperto, N. (2007). Health-related quality of life of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis coming from 3 different geographic areas. The PRINTO multinational quality of life cohort study. Rheumatology, 46(2), 314-320. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kel218