Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Jan 31. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
Rheumatology, Maastricht University, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands.
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
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
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2001 Oct;15(4):359-63
Environmental Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
There is currently little and conflicting evidence concerning the existence of socio-economic inequalities in cerebral palsy prevalence, or the extent to which this is influenced by socio-economic inequalities in low birthweight, a strong risk factor for cerebral palsy. The study is based on 753 children registered with cerebral palsy, resident in the former Oxford Regional Health Authority area and born in the years 1984-90. Two population definitions were used: 1. Read More