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Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Quality of Life of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia Syndrome

In this study, the effects of anxiety and depression on quality of life were measured in 154 patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia syndrome. Quality of life was observed to decrease in patients whose depression and/or anxiety scores were high. The necessity of a multidisciplinary approach including psychiatric support is emphasized for these patients.


Objective: To measure the effects of depression and anxiety on quality of life (QoL) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), knee osteoarthritis (OA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Methods: One hundred and fifty-four patients with RA, knee OA, and FMS who presented to the physical medicine and rehabilitation department were studied. For evaluation of the patients, Beck depression scale, Beck anxiety scale, and Short Form-36 were used.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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