Study on usefulness of revised functional status classification in occupational therapy of rheumatoid arthritis Katsuaki Yamano 1 , Yasuaki Shiino 1 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hiroshima City Hospital Keyword: 慢性関節リウマチ , 作業療法 , QOL , rheumatoid arthritis , occupational therapy , quality of life pp.25-31
Published Date 1999/2/15
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 Criteria for the classification of functional status in rheumatoid arthritis was revised in 1991 and was released as criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The original Steinbrocker criteria, which had been used previously, classifies the level of functional status; classification was based on the presence or absence and the level of (1) arthritis, (2) impairment, and (3) disability. On the other hand, the ACR revised criteria classifies the level of functional status based on (1) the level of independence of self-care and (2) the level in which the patients can engaged in avocational and vocational activities. At present, in Japanese clinical studies on occupational therapy, the ACR revised criteria is hardly used. However, the ACR revised criteria is a useful classification which takes into account the quality of life of rheumatoid arthritis patients. The authors recommend that occupational therapists in performing occupational therapy of rheumatoid arthritis patients use the ACR revised criteria.

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