2012: Functional status and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Project title Functional status and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients (No. GR090724D)

Supervisors

Prof. Dr. Johan W. Groothoff

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jitse P. van Dijk, MD

Prof. Dr. Ivica Lazurova, MD

Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova

Dr. Jaroslav Rosenberger, MD

Assoc. Prof. Zelmira Macejova, MD

PhD students

Jozef Benka, MSc

Anna Calfova, MD 

Time period 2006-2012
Financial support UMCG/RUG Groningen, the Netherlands; APVV-20-038305; VEGA 1/4288/07; CEMIO/ASFEU (ITMS: 26220120058)
Description This study is a continuation of international longitudinal study “European Reseach on Incapacitating Diseases and Social Support” (EURIDISS) focusing on Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Slovak part took or this study place during years 1994-1998 in the Eastern Slovakia. Our main objective is to collect the aditional fifth wave of data to complete a 13 year longitudinal study and investigate the course of the disease and the role of social and personal resources while facing the challenges of RA.
Dissertations (2012) Jozef Benka. Living with rheumatoid arthritis: do personal and social resources make a difference?, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 353811033