Relationship between patient-reported and objective measurements of hand function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Gunay S. M. , Tuna Z., Oskay D.

REUMATISMO, vol.68, no.4, pp.183-187, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4081/reumatismo.2016.943
  • Journal Name: REUMATISMO
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-187
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often results in impairments in upper extremities, especially in the small joints of hand. Involvement of hand brings limitations in activities of daily living. However, it is commonly observed that patient-reported functional status of hand does not always corresponds to their actual physical performance in the clinical setting. The aim of this pilot study is to investigate the relationship between patient self-reported and objectively measured hand functions in patients with RA.