Vol 7, No 4 (2021)
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Scales for the assessment of children with rheumatic diseases

Roksana Malak12, Włodzimierz Samborski12
Rheumatol. Forum 2021;7(4):177-182.

Abstract

This paper presents methods of assessing patientswith juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Functional scales,methods of assessing pain, fatigue, quality of life, and motor skills are important not only for clinicians but also for patients. They enable considering many aspects important for the everyday life of a young person with rheumatic disease and his or her family
during the treatment. The recognition of the patient’s needs on the basis of the described scales may contribute to the patient becoming more active and involved in the treatment process. The research presented in the paper shows that the scales are widely used in many countries.

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