Evaluating the strength of spinal and proximal girdle muscles in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: Correlation with activity, disability, and functionality


Yurdakul O. V. , Ince O. E. , Bagcier F., Kara M. , Kultur E. , Aydin T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.24, no.5, pp.701-710, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.14102
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-710
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, handheld dynamometer, manual muscle tester, muscle power

Abstract

Aim To compare the muscle strength of muscle groups in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients with the muscle powers of healthy volunteers and to examine the relationship of muscle strengths with disease activity, functionality, and disability.