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The Factors Associated With the Condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis among Mid-Aged Women

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dc.contributor.author Purohit, Ruju
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-12T21:29:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-12T21:29:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12087/120
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, chronic inflammatory condition that negatively impacts the quality of life of individuals diagnosed with it. This cross-sectional study measured the correlation between female hormones, such as pregnancy hormones, use of oral contraceptive pills, menopause, and the severity of RA. A total of 136 females aged more than 45 years from all ethnic groups were recruited from India at a local clinic in 2017-2018. After obtaining permission from the original researchers, secondary data was obtained for this research. A 3-page Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability instrument was administered to patients to participate in the study, and a set of de-identified data was obtained from local rheumatologists. The result showed that there was a significant relationship found between parity, menopause, and the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. However, the study suggests that oral contraceptive pills may not influence the condition of rheumatoid arthritis. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Public Health en_US
dc.title The Factors Associated With the Condition of Rheumatoid Arthritis among Mid-Aged Women en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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