Systemic vasculitides are a heterogenous group of chronic relapsing diseases. Initial data show that health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from the patient's perspective is reduced on all levels (physical, social and emotional). These studies suggest that generic questionnaires do not encompass all relevant and important levels of HRQoL in vasculitis. Moreover, data indicate that tiredness (fatigue) and reduced energy levels play a significant role. This article presents an overview of the existing literature.
|Translated title of the contribution||The significance of healthrelated quality of life in systemic vasculitides|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 05.2010|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)