Evolution of the Quality of Life Concept in Morocco Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis


Quality of life
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis


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Rkain H. Evolution of the Quality of Life Concept in Morocco Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Integr J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 May 3 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];4:47-50. Available from: https://www.mbmj.org/index.php/ijms/article/view/56


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are at the head of chronic inflammatory rheumatisms. The suffering caused by chronic rheumatic pain, the repercussions on the patients daily life and their entourage, undoubtedly alter their quality of life. We summarize the studies that have addressed this aspect in Moroccan patients suffering from RA and AS. These studies unanimously show the disturbances caused by the disease and their negative impact on the Moroccan patients’ quality of life. Indeed the consequences are significant on the physical, psychological, and social domains.
Longitudinal studies carried out in particular in RA, attest to the importance of adequate management of those chronic rheumatic diseases to improve our patients’ quality of life.



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