Effects of weight- and age-related syndesmophytes on patients with ankylosing spondylitis [post]

2019 unpublished
Objective: To determine contributors of syndesmophytes and evaluate their effects on various aspects of quality of life among patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods: we conducted a cross-sectional study and 85 AS patients received the X-ray examination and completed the questionnaire including demographic variables, clinical variables, psychological variables and quality of life. Results: There were 44(51.8%) with syndesmophytes among AS patients. Age, gender, body mass index (BMI),
more » ... y mass index (BMI), waist hip ratio (WHR), education level, disease duration and the level of ESR were different between AS patients with or without syndesmophytes. AS patients with syndesmophytes have more problems in functional status, spinal mobility, night or global pain, disability and health related quality of life. Conclusions: Syndesmophytes had negative effects on AS patients in the field of functional status, spinal mobility, pain, disability and quality of life. In addition, aging, gender, WHR was the key predictor of syndesmophytes formation.
doi:10.21203/rs.2.15563/v1 fatcat:c3n2m4mpy5d2hgxslue4kb23xi