Rehabilitation for rheumatoid arthritis patients. A controlled trial

Jane Sinden Spiegel, Timothy M. Spiegel, Nancy B. Ward, Harold E. Paulus, Barbara Leake, Robert L. Kane

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For 1 year we obtained questionnaire and clinical measures from 2 cohorts of rheumatoid arthritis patients: 49 experimental patients who were admitted for an average of 13 days to a university‐based rheumatology rehabilitation unit, and 43 control patients who received care from rheumatologists associated with another teaching hospital. At 1 year, after controlling for group differences, the experimental patients demonstrated significant (P < 0.05) improvement compared with control patients in several functional status, mental health, and disease activity measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-637
Number of pages10
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1986


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