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The impact of gout on patient's lives: a study of African-American and Caucasian men and women with gout.
The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of gout on patients’ quality of life (QOL) and explore gender and race differences in the impact of gout on patients’ QOL. Some frequently cited high-ranked concerns among the ten nominal race- and sex-stratified groups were: (1) effect of gout flare on daily activities (n = 10 groups); (2) work disability (n = 8 groups);and (3) severe pain (n = 8 groups).
Citation: Singh JA . The impact of gout on patient's lives: a study of African-American and Caucasian men and women with gout. Arthritis Res Ther 2014 Jun 24;16(3):R132. doi: 10.1186/ar4589..
Keywords: Quality of Life, Social Determinants of Health, Racial / Ethnic Minorities