Assessment of Body Image in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis (BIRA)
Investigate body image of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, correlating with self-esteem, function and quality of life.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control|
|Official Title:||Body Image in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis|
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder Examination [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Short Form - 36 [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Health assessment questionnaire [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Rosenberg self-esteem scale [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Biospecimen Retention: None Retained
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
Rheumatoid Arthritis group1
This group had patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Methods: Forty-three RA patients and thirty-nine control patients between 18 and 70 years were evaluated. The RA group was made up of individuals with a diagnosis of RA and the control group was made up of individuals from the community, paired for gender, age and body mass index. The patients were assessed with regard to body image (Body dysmorphic disorder examination (BDDE)), self-esteem (Rosenberg self-esteem scale), function (Health assessment questionnaire (HAQ)) and quality of life (Short form-36 (SF-36)).