The effect of physical therapy on the improvement of the quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Jan-Mar, Vol. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease with unknown etiology, progressive evolution, and increased incidence in the adult population 0.
Physical therapy is a non-pharmacological treatment method aimed to reduce inflammation and pain in rheumatic diseases. To evaluate the effects of physical therapy on the improvement of the patients' health-related quality of life. An interventional, longitudinal, prospective study was designed, which included patients 50 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 50 patients with osteoarthritis from the Rheumatology Clinic, Emergency County Hospital - ClujNapoca.
The patients had a first course of physiotherapy at the baseline artroza traumatică a gleznei the study, which was repeated after 6 months. The interpretation of VAS showed a decreased pain perception at the end of treatment compared to the beginning of treatment.
Significant positive short-term results were found regarding the patients' quality of life, pain relief, joint mobility and functional status.
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