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Juvenile Arthritis Functional Assessment Scale (JAFAS)

Purpose:

To evaluate the functional disability of a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis using the Juvenile Arthritis Functional Assessment Scale (JAFAS).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disability and performance

ICD-10:

M08

Description:

The Juvenile Arthritis Functional Assessment Scale (JAFAS) can be used to measure disability in a child affected by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It can be performed quickly in any setting without specialized equipment. The authors are from Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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