Burden of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions

 
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Lead Author(s): 

Charles G. Helmick, MD, CDC Team

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Disease burden can be measured in many ways. This is particularly important for AORC, which has a modest effect on conveniently measured outcomes like mortality, but a much larger impact on less conveniently measured outcomes important to the ability to function for most people. Such outcomes include effects on work, sports activities, health-related quality of life, independence, and ability to keep doing valued life activities. Three of these burdens, along with lifestyle factors that impact on arthritis, are addressed in the data.
 

Edition: 

  • 2014

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