Arthritis & Rheumatology
Fecha de publicación: 6 de septiembre de 2020
Autores: Safoora Fatima, O. Schieir, M. F. Valois, S. J. Bartlett, L. Bessette, G. Boire, G. Hazlewood, C. Hitchon, E. C. Keystone, D. Tin, C. Thorne, V. P. Bykerk, J. E. Popethe
Background: Higher self‐reported disability (high Health Assessment Questionnaire [HAQ] score) has been associated with hospitalizations and mortality in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but associations in early RA are unknown.
Methods: Patients with early RA (symptom duration <1 year) enrolled in the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort who initiated disease‐modifying antirheumatic drugs and had completed HAQ data at baseline and 1 year were included in the study. Discrete‐time proportional hazards models were used to estimate crude and multi‐adjusted associations of baseline HAQ and HAQ at 1 year with all‐cause mortality in each year of follow‐up.Leer más