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JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis) in the Nordic countries. Aspects of classification, epidemiology and pain assessment


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Title: JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis) in the Nordic countries. Aspects of classification, epidemiology and pain assessment
Authors: Berntson, Lillemor 1957-
Issue Date: 2003
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Paediatrics
Avdelningen för pediatrik
Date of Defence: 2003-01-24
Disputation: föreläsningssal 1, Drottning Silvias barnsjukhus, SU/Östra, Göteborg kl. 13.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Arthritis
juvenile
rheumatoid
juvenile chronic arthritis
classification
heredity epidemiology
incidence
pain assessment
rating scales
VAS
ordinal data
Abstract: Different classification criteria for chronic arthritis in childhood have been used in different parts of the world, which has made comparison between studies difficult. In 1995, a new set of classification criteria was proposed by the ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatism) to overcome such difficulties and to create more homogenous subgroups. A new name was proposed: juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). This thesis took advantage of the homogeneity of the Nordic health care ... more
ISBN: 91-628-5429-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15767
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