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2022 Oct 29

Qual Life Res

Health-related quality of life among spondyloarthritis and chronic low back pain patients: results from a nationwide population-based survey.


Santos H, Henriques A R, Branco J, Machado PM, Canhão H, Pimentel-Santos FM, Rodrigues A M
Qual Life Res. 2022 Oct 29.
PMID: 36308590.


Both spondyloarthritis and chronic low back pain (CLBP) significantly impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL). It is important to clarify whether these disorders have different impacts on the several domains of HRQoL as different mechanisms may necessitate different treatment interventions. Moreover, the factors associated with HRQoL can inform more targeted group interventions to promote HRQoL.