Koichiro Yano
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Associate Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Factors Associated with Five-year Deterioration of the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Journal Formal name:Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Abbreviation:Intern Med
ISSN code:13497235/09182918
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page epub,pp.epub
Author and coauthor Mochizuki Takeshi, Yano Koichiro, Ikari Katsunori, Okazaki Ken
Publication date 2022/11
Summary Objectives We investigated the factors associated with the deterioration of the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) over five years in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Clinical data were obtained from 391 patients who were classified into 2 groups: a group with HAQ-DI deterioration (in which the HAQ-DI had worsened) and a group without HAQ-DI deterioration. A multivariable logistic regression analyses of the age, sex, disease duration, body mass index, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, the use of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, methotrexate use, glucocorticoid use, C-reactive protein, pain visual analog scale (pain VAS), disease activity score 28 erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR), the HAQ-DI, and van der Heijde modified total Sharp score was performed at baseline and five years to determine significant factors associated with the HAQ-DI. Results The significant factors associated with HAQ-DI deterioration were age (odds ratio [OR]: 1.05; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.02-1.08), glucocorticoid use (OR: 1.95; 95% CI: 1.03-3.71), DAS28-ESR (OR: 1.92; 95% CI: 1.33-2.79), change in pain VAS from baseline (OR: 1.02; 95% CI: 1.01-1.04), and change in DAS28-ESR from baseline (OR: 1.67; 95% CI: 1.15-2.44). Conclusion The present study suggests that glucocorticoid tapering as well as disease activity and pain control are required to prevent deterioration of the HAQ-DI in patients with RA.
DOI 10.2169/internalmedicine.0651-22
PMID 36328576