L'approccio riabilitativo nell'artrite reumatoide

Translated title of the contribution: The rehabilitative approach in rheumatoid arthritis

Giovanni Arioli, Maddali Bongi, N. Pappone

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The rehabilitative approach for the patient with rheumatoid arthritis should be early, global and complementary to an early pharmacological therapy, in the context of a multidisciplinary approach, that should include physicians with different specialties and other health professionals. Evaluation scales assessing disability and quality of life are necessary for the rehabilitative approach. These can be classified in 2 groups: specific tools and generic tools, each evaluating different components of the health status. After the evaluation and the definition of the aims of the rehabilitation, a rehabilitative project, potentially including physical therapies, therapeutic exercises, occupational therapy and orthosis should be defined.

Translated title of the contributionThe rehabilitative approach in rheumatoid arthritis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)242-248
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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