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Moghimi N, Moradi G, Amiri S, Saeedi A. Quality of Life of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Relationship with Body Mass Index in Sanandaj: Cross-Sectional Study. irje. 2020; 16 (1) :30-37
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1- Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Liver and Digestive Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran , nasrin_43ir@yahoo.com
2- Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3- Medical Student, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4- Master of Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Abstract:   (305 Views)
Background and Objectives: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, progressive disease of the joints that presents with articular and systemic symptoms. The purpose of this study was to determine the quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and its relationship with body mass index.
 
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed in 195 patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Tohid Hospital, Sanandaj, Iran. The data collection tool was a questionnaire including demographic and clinical characteristics. The SF-36 instrument was used to evaluate the quality of life.
 
Results: In the study, 40% of men and 58% of women had a disease severity higher than 2.6 according to the Disease Activity Score 28. There was a significant difference in all dimensions of quality of life including physical function, energy / fatigue and general health between men and women (P <0.05). All dimensions of quality of life were inversely correlated with BMI. There was a significant relationship between the disease severity and each of the dimensions of pain, general health and general changes (P <0.05).
 
Conclusion: Quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is correlated with body mass index and severity of rheumatoid arthritis; therefore, it seems that health policy makers or clinical practitioners need to pay more attention to these two factors to increase the patients’ quality of life.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2020/06/23 | Accepted: 2020/06/23 | Published: 2020/06/23

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