The present study evaluated the functional capacity physics in patients with diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in a hospital of specialties in Mexico through the scale Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). Was applied to a sample of 17.4 per cent of the population which attended consultation in the period of study time, exclude patients with other pathology. The results reported that 59.4% with a level of class I, II and III of rheumatic arthritis according to the American College of rheumatica (ACR) that presents and the articular deterioration in the extremities are adapted to the basic activities of daily life, in contrast, at a level of class IV of rheumatic arthritis have the limitation for core activities. The 60.9%, considered a state of health healthy, despite the joint deformities, likewise the 35.9% presented strong pain, indicated that is one of the determining factors significant for the inability, limiting the arches of mobility in the patient to be able to perform activities such as: dressing, eating, open and close the keys of the water, walking on flat ground, etc. so that the approach of an adequate pain management is fundamental and include the symptoms for a timely treatment based on the comprehensive assessment of their disease.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN