Multicentre survey of rheumatoid arthritis patients from ministry of health rheumatology centers in malaysia

Mohd Shahrir Mohamed Said, Mohd Shahdan, Mohamed Shahid, W. Sulaiman, A. M. Mokhtar, M. Othman, A. Rosman, S. G. Ong, I. S. Lau, M. M. Zain, H. Yusof, A. Ismail, A. Yusof, B. E. Tan, H. C. Chong, H. Hussein, M. Eishwary, N. A. Shahril, M. I. Liza, S. C. GunY. L. Loh, B. De'souza, A. YUSOF

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Aim: This is a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) descriptive study, the first of its kind carried out in Malaysia.Methods: This descriptive study involved 1084 RA patients' epidemiological and clinical data taken from Selayang, Putrajaya, Taiping and Seremban hospitals from June 2004 to December 2005.Results: One thousand and eighty-four RA patients'data were analysed; 960 (88.6%) patients were female and 124 (11.4%) were male, approximately 8 : 1 M : F ratio. The majority of the patients were Indian (591; 54.5%), followed by the Malays (340; 31.4%), Chinese (126; 11.6%), indigenous (13; 1.2%) and others (14; 1.3%). Mean age was 49.6 ± 11.8 years with the youngest being 15 years and the oldest 88 years of age. Mean age for males was 52.0 ± 12.0 and females 49.3 ± 11.7 years (P =; 0.017). Most of these patients were housewives (565; 52.1%), followed by paid workers (266; 24.5%), retired patients (80; 7.4%), unemployed (76; 7.0%) and others (97; 8.9%). Mean duration of illness was 8.4 ± 6.7 years; 805 (74.3%) patients were relatively new patients (≤ 2 years illness duration) and 279 (25.7%) patients had illness duration > 2 years. Eight hundred and six (74.4%) were seropositive RA patients and 385 (35.5%) had presence of deformity. The majority of patients were treated with methotrexate (178; 16.4%), followed by combination of methotrexate, sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine (143; 13.2%), leflunomide (140; 12.9%), sulfasalazine (133; 12.3%) and combination of methotrexate and sulfasalazine (108; 10%).Conclusion: In the above study, the majority of patients were female (960; 88.6%), Indian (591; 54.5%), had a mean age of 49.6 ± 11.8 years, most were housewives with a mean duration of illness of 8.4 ± 6.7 years and were treated with methotrexate (178; 16.4%). The results of the study may help Malaysian rheumaologists to understand their patients better and treat RA holistically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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Rheumatology
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health
Methotrexate
Sulfasalazine
leflunomide
Surveys and Questionnaires
Hydroxychloroquine

Keywords

  • Epidemiology (RA)
  • Malaysia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Multicentre survey of rheumatoid arthritis patients from ministry of health rheumatology centers in malaysia. / Mohamed Said, Mohd Shahrir; Shahdan, Mohd; Shahid, Mohamed; Sulaiman, W.; Mokhtar, A. M.; Othman, M.; Rosman, A.; Ong, S. G.; Lau, I. S.; Zain, M. M.; Yusof, H.; Ismail, A.; Yusof, A.; Tan, B. E.; Chong, H. C.; Hussein, H.; Eishwary, M.; Shahril, N. A.; Liza, M. I.; Gun, S. C.; Loh, Y. L.; De'souza, B.; YUSOF, A.

In: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, Vol. 11, No. 3, 09.2008, p. 287-292.

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Mohamed Said, MS, Shahdan, M, Shahid, M, Sulaiman, W, Mokhtar, AM, Othman, M, Rosman, A, Ong, SG, Lau, IS, Zain, MM, Yusof, H, Ismail, A, Yusof, A, Tan, BE, Chong, HC, Hussein, H, Eishwary, M, Shahril, NA, Liza, MI, Gun, SC, Loh, YL, De'souza, B & YUSOF, A 2008, 'Multicentre survey of rheumatoid arthritis patients from ministry of health rheumatology centers in malaysia', International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 287-292. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-185X.2008.00379.x
Mohamed Said, Mohd Shahrir ; Shahdan, Mohd ; Shahid, Mohamed ; Sulaiman, W. ; Mokhtar, A. M. ; Othman, M. ; Rosman, A. ; Ong, S. G. ; Lau, I. S. ; Zain, M. M. ; Yusof, H. ; Ismail, A. ; Yusof, A. ; Tan, B. E. ; Chong, H. C. ; Hussein, H. ; Eishwary, M. ; Shahril, N. A. ; Liza, M. I. ; Gun, S. C. ; Loh, Y. L. ; De'souza, B. ; YUSOF, A. / Multicentre survey of rheumatoid arthritis patients from ministry of health rheumatology centers in malaysia. In: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 2008 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 287-292.
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