Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Jul-Aug;36(4):589-594. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
Rheumatology, Maastricht University, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands.
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RMD Open 2016 19;2(1):e000166. Epub 2016 Jan 19.
EpiReumaPt Study Group-Sociedade Portuguesa de Reumatologia, Lisboa, Portugal; EpiDoc Unit-Unidade de Epidemiologia em Doenças Crónicas (CEDOC, NMS/UNL), Lisboa, Portugal; Unidade de Investigação em Reumatologia, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisboa, Portugal; Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal; Serviço de Reumatologia do Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN-EPE), Lisboa, Portugal.
Objectives: To estimate the national prevalence of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) in the adult Portuguese population and to determine their impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), physical function, anxiety and depression.
Methods: EpiReumaPt is a national health survey with a three-stage approach. First, 10 661 adult participants were randomly selected. Read More
Clin Rheumatol 2018 Jun 12. Epub 2018 Jun 12.
Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, Maastricht University Medical Center, MUMC+ Secretariaat Reumatologie Niveau 5, Postbus 5800, 6202 AZ, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Socio-economic gradients in occurrence of diseases have been reported for many chronic conditions. However, whether the magnitude of socio-economic gradients differs across diseases and the extent to which lifestyle mediates such relationships are not known. Cross-sectional data from The National Monitor on Musculoskeletal System was used. Read More
Public Health 2018 Jan 10;154:1-10. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
Directorate of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, West House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH, UK; Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow, 1 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK.
Objectives: To investigate the relationship between socio-economic circumstances and cancer incidence in Scotland in recent years.
Study Design: Population-based study using cancer registry data.
Methods: Data on incident cases of colorectal, lung, female breast, and prostate cancer diagnosed between 2001 and 2012 were obtained from a population-based cancer registry covering a population of approximately 2. Read More
Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2015 Aug 26;23(8):1323-9. Epub 2015 Mar 26.
Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol (IDIAP Jordi Gol), Barcelona, Spain; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Bellaterra, Spain; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom; Oxford NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; Unitat de Recerca Musculo-esquelètica and RETICEF, IMIM Research Foundation, Parc de Salut Mar and Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:
Objective: To determine the association between socio-economic status (SES) and risk of hand, hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) at a population level.
Design: Retrospective ecological study using the System for the Development of Research in Primary Care (SIDIAP) database (primary care anonymized records for >5 million people in Catalonia (Spain)). Urban residents >15 years old (2009-2012) were eligible. Read More