Dr. Hermine Brunner of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital discusses her research on health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with lupus.
Cross Cultural Validation of Quality of Life Measure for Lupus
Current patient-reported instruments used to monitor disease activity and quality of life are not adequate for a disease that is as complex and variable as lupus. LupusPRO is a tool developed specifically for people with lupus to measure changes in their quality of life and disease activity. This study presented during the 2011 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting validated the Spanish-translated version of the tool. In this podcast, Dr. Meenakshi Jolly, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses the results.
Presenter: Meenakshi Jolly, MD
Presentation date: November 9, 2011
Dr. John Harley, director of the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, provides an overview of how lupus is diagnosed.