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Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study

Sadaf Anjum, Muhammad Asim Arif, Amber Khalid, Ayaz Iqbal, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, Maria Sohail.

Abstract
Objective: To find the impact of disease activity level of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on sleep quality of these patients.
Methodology: In this cross sectional observational study, data were collected from 185 RA patients from Sheikh Zaid Hospital, Lahore, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Civil Hospital Mandi Bahauddin and Zafar Hospital, Malakwal. We used Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire for quality of sleep and Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS-28) scale for the activity of disease level. Diagnosed RA patients aged between 29-70 years of both gender with no history of other systemic illnesses were recruited into the study.
Results: Out of 185 patients, 39.5% were males and 60.5% were females. We found that 77.8% had poor sleep. Among these, 4.8% had inactive disease activity level, 12.5% had moderate disease activity level while 85% had high disease activity level. Statistically positive relation between quality of sleep and activity of disease level was p<0.01.
Conclusion: Activity of disease level and quality of sleep both were strongly associated. Sleep quality was more disturbed in patients with more disease activity level.

Key words: Disease activity level, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep quality.


 
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Anjum S, Arif MA, Khalid A, Iqbal A, Ashraf HS, Sohail M. Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 37-39.


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Anjum S, Arif MA, Khalid A, Iqbal A, Ashraf HS, Sohail M. Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=65092 [Access: April 05, 2022].


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Anjum S, Arif MA, Khalid A, Iqbal A, Ashraf HS, Sohail M. Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 37-39.



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Anjum S, Arif MA, Khalid A, Iqbal A, Ashraf HS, Sohail M. Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 37-39.



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Anjum, S., Arif, . M. A., Khalid, . A., Iqbal, . A., Ashraf, . H. S. & Sohail, . M. (2022) Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. RMJ, 47 (1), 37-39.



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Anjum, Sadaf, Muhammad Asim Arif, Amber Khalid, Ayaz Iqbal, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, and Maria Sohail. 2022. Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 37-39.



Chicago Style

Anjum, Sadaf, Muhammad Asim Arif, Amber Khalid, Ayaz Iqbal, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, and Maria Sohail. "Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 37-39.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Anjum, Sadaf, Muhammad Asim Arif, Amber Khalid, Ayaz Iqbal, Hafiza Sana Ashraf, and Maria Sohail. "Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 37-39. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Anjum, S., Arif, . M. A., Khalid, . A., Iqbal, . A., Ashraf, . H. S. & Sohail, . M. (2022) Impact of disease activity level on sleep quality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross sectional study. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 37-39.








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