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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Determinants of the hand functions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (p. 1493-7)

Determinants of the hand functions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (p. 1493-7)

Elif Durmus, Nurdan Paker, Derya Bugdayci, Goksen Goksenoglu
Istanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the hand function determinants and related factors of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Material and Methods: Thirty nine patients with long standing rheumatoid arthritis were included in the study. Demographic, clinical and laboratory findings of the patients were recorded. Duruoz Hand Index Data (DHI) was used for the assessment of the hand functions. Disease acitivity was calculated by using Disease Activity Score (DAS) 28. In order to evaluate general disability, Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) was used. Grip and pinch strengths of the patients were measured by the Jamar dynamometer.
Results: Among all the patients, 82.1% were women. Mean age of the patients were 58.03±13.11 years. Mean disease duration was 9.69 ± 8.96 years. Mean grip strength was 16.58±6.74 kg and pinch strength was 4.80±1.75 kg. Statistically significant positive correlation was found between hand functions measured by DHI and morning stiffness, HAQ-DI, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) hand, VAS global, DAS 28 and pinch (p0.01).
Conclusion: In this study, the determinants of functional status of the hand were found as disability, being anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) positive, disease activity and pinch in patients with RA.
Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis; hand strength; pinch strength.

 

 

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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