TİRAJE TUNCER
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey)
Erdal GİLGİL
(Private Rheumatologist, Antalya, Turkey)
CAHİT KAÇAR
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey)
Yeşim KURTAİŞ
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey)
ŞEHİM KUTLAY
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey)
Bülent BÜTÜN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Akdeniz University, School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey)
Peyman YALÇIN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey)
ZEYNEP ÜLKÜ AKARIRMAK
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University, School of Cerrahpaşa Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey)
LALE ALTAN İNCEOĞLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uludağ University, School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey)
FÜSUN ARDIÇ
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University, School of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey)
Özge ARDIÇOĞLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey)
ZÜHAL ALTAY
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, İnönü University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey)
Ferhan CANTÜRK
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, İnönü University, School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey)
AYŞE BEYHAN LALE CERRAHOĞLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Celal Bayar University, School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey)
REMZİ ÇEVİK
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey)
HÜSEYİN DEMİR
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey)
BERRİN DURMAZ
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ege University, School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey)
NİGAR DURSUN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey)
MEHMET TUNCAY DURUÖZ
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Marmara University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey)
Canan ERDOĞAN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mersin University, School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey)
Deniz EVCİK
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ufuk University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey)
SAVAŞ GÜRSOY
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gaziantep University, School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey)
SAMİ HİZMETLİ
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Cumhuriyet University, School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey)
Ece KAPTANOĞLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey)
Önder KAYHAN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey)
MEHMET KIRNAP
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey)
Siranuş KOKİNO
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Şişli Etfal Hamidiye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey)
MUSTAFA ERKAN KOZANOĞLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Çukurova University, School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey)
KADRİYE BANU KURAN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Şişli Etfal Hamidiye Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey)
KEMAL NAS
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Sakarya University School of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey)
Sema ÖNCEL
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey)
DİLŞAD SİNDEL
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey)
Sevim ORKUN
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Beyazpınar Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey)
TUNAY SARPEL
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Çukurova University, School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey)
SERPİL SAVAŞ
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Süleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey)
ÖMER FARUK ŞENDUR
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Adnan Menderes University, School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey)
Kazım ŞENEL
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Atatürk University, School of Medicine (Deceased), Erzurum, Turkey)
HATİCE UĞURLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Necmettin Erbakan University, School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey)
Kaan UZUNCA
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medikent Hospital, Kırklareli, Turkey)
İBRAHİM TEKEOĞLU
(Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Sakarya University School of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey)
Francis GUILLEMIN
(University of Lorraine, Faculté de Médecine, Directeur EA 4360 APEMAC, Nancy, France)
Yıl: 2018Cilt: 33Sayı: 2ISSN: 2148-5046 / 2618-6500Sayfa Aralığı: 128 - 136İngilizce

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Prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis in Turkey: A Nationwide Study
Objectives: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritis (SpA) in Turkey using the same telephone questionnaire developed for screening RA and SpA in France and used in Serbia and Lithuania. Material and methods: The study was performed in two steps. In step I, the French questionnaire was translated into Turkish and validated through a group of 200 patients (80 males, 120 females; mean age 44.0±13.1 years; range, 19 to 75 years) followed up at the rheumatology departments of University Hospitals in Antalya and Ankara. In step II, the validated Turkish questionnaire was administered face-to-face to randomly selected 4,012 subjects (1,670 males, 2,342 females; mean age 41.5±16.8 years; range, 16 to 97 years) by trained general practitioners across the country, in 25 provinces for case detection. The subjects who were suspected of having RA or SpA in accordance with the questionnaire were invited to the nearest university hospital for rheumatologic examination in order to confirm the diagnosis. Results: In step II, a total of 25 subjects (2 males, 23 females) were diagnosed as RA. The standardized RA prevalence for the general population of Turkey was calculated as 0.56% (95% confidence interval [CI]; 0.33-0.79), 0.10% (95% CI; -0.05-0.25) for males and 0.89% (95% CI; 0.51-1.27) for females. A total of 18 subjects (3 males, 15 females) were diagnosed as SpA. The standardized SpA prevalence for the general population of Turkey was 0.46% (95% CI; 0.25-0.67), 0.17% (95% CI; -0.03-0.37) for males and 0.65% (95% CI; 0.32-0.98) for females. The prevalence of RA was highest in the Northern region (2.00%) and the prevalence of SpA was highest in the Central region (1.49%). Conclusion: The prevalences of RA and SpA in Turkey are close to each other and there are significant inter-regional variations in prevalences of both RA and SpA.
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