Quality of life in spondyloarthritis: analysis of a large brazilian cohort

Quality of life in spondyloarthritis: analysis of a large brazilian cohort

Title: Quality of life in spondyloarthritis: analysis of a large brazilian cohort;
Qualidade de vida nas espondiloartrites: análise de uma grande coorte brasileira
Author Ribeiro, Sandra L. E. Google Scholar
Albuquerque, Elisa N. Google Scholar
Bortoluzzo, Adriana B. Google Scholar
Goncalves, Celio R. Google Scholar
Braga da Silva, Jose Antonio Google Scholar
Ximenes, Antonio Carlos Google Scholar
Bertolo, Manoel B. Google Scholar
Keiserman, Mauro Google Scholar
Menin, Rita Google Scholar
Skare, Thelma L. Google Scholar
Carneiro, Sueli Google Scholar
Azevedo, Valderilio F. Google Scholar
Vieira, Walber P. Google Scholar
Bianchi, Washington A. Google Scholar
Bonfiglioli, Rubens Google Scholar
Campanholo, Cristiano Google Scholar
Carvalho, Hellen M. S. Google Scholar
Costa, Izaias P. Google Scholar
Pinto Duarte, Angela L. B. Google Scholar
Kohem, Charles L. Google Scholar
Leite, Nocy H. Google Scholar
Lima, Sonia A. L. Google Scholar
Meirelles, Eduardo S. Google Scholar
Pereira, Ivelnio A. Google Scholar
Pinheiro, Marcelo M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Polito, Elizandra Google Scholar
Resende, Gustavo G. Google Scholar
Rocha, Francisco Airton C. Google Scholar
Santiago, Mittermayer B. Google Scholar
Sauma, Maria de Fatima L. C. Google Scholar
Valim, Valeria Google Scholar
Sampaio-Barros, Percival D. Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: To analyze quality of life and demographic and clinical variables associated to its impairment in a large Brazilian cohort of patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). Methods: A common protocol of investigation was applied to 1465 Brazilian patients classified as SpA according to the European Spondyloarthropaties Study Group (ESSG) criteria, attended at 29 reference centers for Rheumatology in Brazil. Clinical and demographic variables were recorded. Quality of life was analyzed through the Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL) questionnaire. Results: The mean ASQoL score was 7.74 (+/- 5.39). When analyzing the specific diseases in the SpA group, the ASQoL scores did not present statistical significance. Demographic data showed worse scores of ASQoL associated with female gender (p = 0.014) and African Brazilian ethnicity (p <0.001). Regarding clinical symptoms, buttock pain (p = 0.032), cervical pain (p <0.001) and hip pain (p = 0.001), were statistically associated with worse scores of ASQoL. Continuous use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (p < 0.001) and biologic agents (p = 0.044) were associated with higher scores of ASQoL, while the other medications did not interfere with the ASQoL scores. Conclusion: In this large series of patients with SpA, female gender and African-Brazilian ethnicity, as well as predominant axial symptoms, were associated with impaired quality of life. (C) 2015 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.
Keywords Spondyloarthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Quality Of Life
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Revista Brasileira De Reumatologia. New york, v. 56, n. 1, p. 22-27, 2016.
ISSN 0482-5004 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier science inc
Extent 22-27
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbr.2015.03.003
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000374895300005
SciELO ID S0482-50042016000100022 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49528

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