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Research Article

Motor Ability and Emotions in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Snezana Tomasevic-Todorovic1*, Fahad Hanna2, Ksenija Boskovic1, Danka Filipovic3, Vladimir Vidovic1 and Karmela Filipovic3

1Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Clinic for Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

2Monash University, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Prahran, Australia & Baker-IDI heart and Diabetes institute, Melbourne, Australia

3Special Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Corresponding Author:
Snezana Tomasevic-Todorovic
Faculty of Medicine
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Tel: 0038163540524
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 21, 2012; Accepted date: September 28, 2012; Published date: September 30, 2012

Citation: Todorovic ST, Hanna F, Boskovic K, Filipovic D, Vidovic V, et al.(2012) Motor Ability and Emotions in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. J Neurol Neurophysiol 3:137. doi:10.4172/2155-9562.1000137

Copyright: © 2012 Todorovic ST, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Objective: The aim is to determine the influence of emotional status on motor response velocity in patients with
rheumatoid arthritis.
Materials and Method: The study included 53 women with rheumatoid arthritis and 27 healthy women.
Depression was diagnosed using the Beck Scale for Depression (Beck Depression Inventory-BDI), anxiety using
Spielberger’s anxiety test (Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory-State and Traité), functional status (Health Assessment
Questionnaire, HAQ), and disease activity using the activity index disease (DAS 28). Simple and choice reaction
time was determined using a computer program Donders.
Results: Mean visuomotor reaction time (RT1, RT2, RT3) were significantly lower in the group of patients with
rheumatoid arthritis than in the control group (p<0.001). In the group of anxious-depressive patients was found
significant differences in average values of simple and choice reaction time when compared to the pain by the VAS
scale (p<0.001), but not in the group of anxious patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Conclusion: The anxious-depressive patients had damaged motor abilities, which are manifested by significantly
longer simple and choice reaction time, when compared to the anxious RA patients and healthy people. The anxiousdepressive
RA patients had the higher intensity of pain which correlated with longer visuomotor reaction time.

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