Husted et al identified a number of factors associated with fatigue in patients with psoriatic arthritis. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from a targeted intervention. The authors are from the University of Waterloo, University Health Network Toronto and Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada.


Patient selection: psoriatic arthritis


Outcome: clinically significant fatigue


Risk factors for fatigue:

(1) female gender

(2) pain

(3) physical functional disability

(4) psychological distress

(5) medication status (“ever treated with methotrexate”)

(6) number of fibromyalgia tender points



• Several of these measures correlate with greaster disease activity.


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