TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.4, pp.183-189, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Ankylosing spondylitis, pulmonary status, quality of life, HIGH-RESOLUTION CT, DISEASE-ACTIVITY INDEX, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, LUNG FINDINGS, PLEUROPULMONARY MANIFESTATIONS, CLINICAL FINDINGS, TURKISH VERSION, RELIABILITY, PARENCHYMA, DURATION
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Objective: Pain and stiffness disturb the psychological status and quality of life in ankylosing spondylitis ( AS) patients, which may be further deteriorated by pulmonary involvement. Therefore, detection of pulmonary involvement in AS patients is important. In this study, we aimed to detect pulmonary involvement in AS patients and to assess the effects of pulmonary involvement on Bath indexes, quality of life and psychological symptoms.