Early functional disability predicts both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in people with inflammatory polyarthritis: results from the Norfolk Arthritis Register

TM Farragher, M Lunt, D Bunn, AJ Silman, DPM Symmons

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the predictive value of early functional disability in patients with inflammatory polyarthritis (IP), for all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Methods: 1010 subjects with new-onset IP from the Norfolk Arthritis Register were studied. All were seen at baseline and at 1 year. Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) scores were obtained at both time points. Vital status at 10 years from registration was established through central records. Mortality (all-cause and CVD) per 1000 person-years were calculated by HAQ stratum (HAQ scores
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-492
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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