Acceptable quality of life and low disease activity achievable among transition phase patients with rheumatic disease

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Relas , H & Kosola , S 2019 , ' Acceptable quality of life and low disease activity achievable among transition phase patients with rheumatic disease ' , Clinical Rheumatology , vol. 38 , no. 3 , pp. 785-791 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-4351-4

Title: Acceptable quality of life and low disease activity achievable among transition phase patients with rheumatic disease
Author: Relas, Heikki; Kosola, Silja
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Reumatologian yksikkö
University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
Date: 2019-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Clinical Rheumatology
ISSN: 0770-3198
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300432
Abstract: ObjectivesAcross diagnosis groups, transition of adolescents and young adults from children's hospitals to adult care associates with decreased treatment adherence and suboptimal treatment results. Our aim was to compare the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and disease activity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients after the transfer of care to the adult clinic and adult patients in the same outpatient clinic.MethodsAll consecutive JIA patients aged 16 to 20years who visited the transition clinic between September 2016 and August 2017 and all consecutive adult onset arthritis patients between December 2016 and August 2017 in the rheumatology outpatient clinic of Helsinki University Hospital were evaluated. HRQoL was measured by a generic instrument, 15D.ResultsA total of 291 patients, 130 JIA, and 161 adults were identified with respective median disease durations of 6.5 and 4.0years. Adults had lower HRQoL measured by 15D (median 0.90 vs. 0.96, P
Subject: Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
Juvenile idiophatic arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Smoking
Transition of care
JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS
ANKYLOSING-SPONDYLITIS
COHORT
ADULTS
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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