Which patients with ankylosing spondylitis derive most benefit from an inpatient management program?
- Published Article
The Journal of rheumatology
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1997
Our results confirm the benefit of an intensive regime of inpatient physiotherapy. Although the original hypothesis cannot be accepted or rejected as the results were different for the 4 indices, the following general conclusions may be drawn: (1) there is a trend for females to improve more than males; (2) patients who have attended fewer courses tend to achieve more improvement; (3) younger patients do better than older patients; and (4) age of disease onset has little effect.
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