ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?

All About Ginkgo Biloba: Benefits of This Timeless Herbal Supplement

Yarrow Oil: Here's Why It Deserves a Place in Your First-Aid Kit

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

Vitamin D supplement use associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Carnitine deficiency suggested as contributor to autism

Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aide

White Camphor Oil: The Purest Camphor Oil

Lutein — An Important Nutrient for Eye and Brain Health

Taurine: Facts About This Crucial Amino Acid

 
Print Page
Email Article

The semeiology of arthritis: discriminating between patients on the basis of their symptoms

  [ 95 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 5, 1995


OBJECTIVES--To examine the intended meaning of words used by
patients to describe arthritic symptoms, and to distinguish
between different patient groups on the basis of these words.

METHODS--A Joint Symptom Questionnaire, developed to resemble
the McGill Pain Questionnaire, was given to health
professionals (n = 50) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis
(RA) (n = 100), fibromyalgia (FM) (n = 50), ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) (n = 50), and osteoarthritis (OA) (n = 50).
Respondents were invited to define each word by selecting an
appropriate heading. Comparison of patient groups was based on
the selection of words they chose to describe their joint
symptoms.

RESULTS--Between health professionals and patients
there were no semantic differences in the words given.
Patients with FM chose more words to describe their symptoms
than the other patient groups (RA median nine words; AS nine
words; OA 10 words; FM 12 words). Using receiver operating
characteristic curves, a clear distinction between patients
with RA, FM, and AS was found, but patients with RA were not
readily separated from patients with OA.

CONCLUSIONS--There appears to be no semeiological confusion
between health professionals and patients regarding arthritic symptoms.
However, the spectrum of words chosen by patients to describe
the feelings in their joints permits a separation between
patients with RA, AS, and FM. Using this questionnaire,
patients with RA and OA are symptomatically similar.
EM- 9603

Helliwell PS




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil FibroSleep™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Restore Youthful Cognition and Well-Being Restore Youthful Cognition and Well-Being
Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7 Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7
Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt
Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain? Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?
Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value Olea25 Olive Hydroxytyrosol Hits Astonishing 68,000+ ORAC Antioxidant Value

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map