Self Questionnaire For Inflammatory Arthritis

Group is in process of putting together a self administered inflammatory arthritis questionnaire – this is what they have come up with so far…

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Mar 17;11(1):50. [Epub ahead of print]
Development of a self-administered early inflammatory arthritis detection tool.
Bell MJ, Tavares R, Guillemin F, Bykerk VP, Tugwell P, Wells GA. free article here

I have put together a list of the ones that have earmarked as most important so far:

  • Joint pains
  • Wrists and hands pains
  • Hands or wrists swollen
  • Trouble making a fist
  • Joints stiff in the morning
  • Feeling of back stiffness in the morning

On awakening, how many minutes does it take for your joints to move more freely?

  • Less than 30 minutes
  • More than 30 minutes
  • Important activities in your life been affected because of bone or joint problems, such as having difficulty with personal care or having to make a change regarding leisure or work activities
  • Told that you have rheumatoid arthritis
  • Told have a rash called psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis in family

If you are positive on significant amount of these questions, special drugs beyond anti-inflammatory medications might be useful for you.

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