Researchers identify influential factors on hand function in rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers found that grip strength, disease activity, and pain intensity are the most influential factors on hand function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).1 Scroll through the slides for the details of the study and the take-home points for clinicians.
RA, rheumatoid arthritis; RCT, randomized controlled trial.
The authors assessed the methodological quality of the studies.
RA, rheumatoid arthritis.
1. Arab Alkabeya H, Hughes AM, Adams J. Factors associated with hand and upper arm functional disability in people with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Arthritis Care Res. 2018 Oct 15. doi: 10.1002/acr.23784. [Epub ahead of print]