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AUSTRALIA
2004 Nicola M, Steven S, Jonathan P, et al. Rheumatic disease in an Australian aboriginal community in north Queensland, Australia. A WHO-ILAR COPCORD Survey. J Rheumatol 2004;31:965-972
    
1992 Müirden KD, Valkenburg HA, Hopper J, et al. The epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in Australia. APLAR J Rheumatol. Eds. Nasution AR, Darmawan J. Churchil Livingstone Tokyo. 1992:409-210.
BRAZIL
2004 Érika RS, Ana LP, De Barros, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic diseases in Brazil: A study using the COPCORD approach. J Rheumatol 2004;31:594–597
    
BANGLADESH
2010 Haq SA, Davatchi F, Dahaghin S, et al. Development of a questionnaire for identification of the risk factors for osteoarthritis of the knees in developing countries. A pilot study in Iran and Bangladesh. An ILAR- COPCORD phase III study. Int. J Rheum Dis 2010; 13:203-214.
    
2008 Haq SA, Rasker J, Darmawan J, et al. WHO-ILAR-COPCORD in the Asia- Pacific: the past, present and future. Int. J Rheum Dis 2008; 11:4-10.
2008 Haq SA, Darmawan J, Islam N, et al. Incidence of musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic disorders in Bangladeshi rural community: a WHO-APLAR-COPCORD study. Int J Rheum Dis 2008; 11: 216-223

2005 Haq SA, Darmawan J, Islam MN, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic diseases and associated outcomes in Rural and Urban communities in Bangladesh: A COPCORD study. J Rheumatol 2005;32:348–353
    
2004 Haq SA. COPCORD Bangladesh. APLAR 2004 Proceeding Book. The 11th APLAR Congress.
Korea, Jeju, September 11—15, 2004, pp 85-86.
2004 Zahiruddin M, Das BB, Banik S, et al. Prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in adult population in a rural area of Bangladesh: a community based study. J Med 2004; 5: 69-73.
2002 Haq SA, Das BB, Rahman F, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic disorders in a Bangladeshi urban community: COPCORD study. APLAR 2002 Abstracts Proceeding Book. 10th APLAR. Bangkok, Thailand, December 1 – 6, 2002, p 182.
CHINA
2010 Zeng QY, Zang CH, LIN L, et al. Epidemiologic study of soft tissue rheumatism in Shantou and Taiyuan, China. Chin Med J 2010;123(15): 2058-62
2008 Zeng QY, Chen R, Darmawan J, et al. Rheumatic diseases in China. Arthritis Res Ther. 2008;10(1): R17.
2007 Zang CH, Zeng QY, Li X, et al. A: Epidemiological study of rheumatic diseases in Taiyuan area. Chin Remd Clin (Chinese) 2007;7:597-602.
2006 Zeng QY, et al. Associated risk factors of knee osteoarthritis: a population survey in Taiyuan, China. Chin Med J 2006;119(20):1522-7.
2005 Zeng QY, Darmawan J, Xiao ZY, et al. Risk factors associated with rheumatic complaints: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study in Shantou, Southeast China. J Rheumatol 2005; 32(5): 920-927.
    
2004 Qing YZ, Ren C, Zheng YX, et al. Low prevalence of knee and back pain in southeast China; the Shantou COPCORD study. J Rheumatol 2004; 31(12):2439-2443.
    
2004 Wu ZB, Zhu P, Wang HK, et al. Prevalence of seronegative spondyloarthritis in the army force of China. [Article in Chinese]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2004; 25(9):753-755.
    
2003 Dai SM, Han XH, Zhao DB, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout in Shanghai, China: A COPCORD Study. J Rheumatol 2003;30:2245–2251
    
2003 Zeng YU, Wang QW, Chen R, et al. Primary gout in Shantou: a clinical and epidemiological study. Chinese Med J 2003;116 (1):66-69.
2003 Wigley RD. Rheumatic disease in Han Chinese. What have we learned from 19 years of epidemiological study? J Rheumatol 2003; 30: 2090-2091.
2000 Chen R, Wang Q, Lin Q, et al. Epidemiological study of seronegative spondyloarthropathies.
Chin J Rheumatol (Chinese) 2000;4:240-1.
1998 Zeng Qing Yu, et al. Rheumatic diseases in Shantou area: ten-year epidemiological study.
Chin J Intern Med. 1998;37(Supple, English):76~80
1998 Chen S, DU H, Wang Y, et al. The epidemiology study of hyperuricemia and gout in a community population of Huangpu district in Shanghai. Chin Med J 1998;111:228-230.
1995 Zeng QY, Huang S, Xiao Z, et al. Osteoarthritis: clinical and epidemiological investigation.
Chin J Intern Med (Chinese) 1995; 34:88-90.
1995 Zeng QY et al: Population study of Bone mineral density and calcium intake in Shantou area.
Chin J Prim Med (Chinese) 1995;2(4):233-4.
1994 Richard DW, Zhang NZ, Zeng Q, et al. Rheumatic diseases in China: ILAR-China study comparing the prevalence of rheumatic symptoms in Northern and Southern rural populations. J Rheumatol 1994;21(8):1484-1490.
1992 Chen SL, Xius DO, Bao CD, et al. COPCORD study in Shanghai. APLAR J Rheumatol. Eds. Nasution AR, Darmawan J. Churchil Livingstone Tokyo. 1992:393-395.
1987 Zeng QY, Huang S, Zhou X et al. Population and family survey of ankylosing spondylitis with HLA-B27 determinations. Chin J Intern Med (Chinese) 1987;26:387-389.
CUBA
2000 Llerena GA, Toledano MG, Martinez AAH, et al. Prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and disability in Cuba. A community based study using the COPCORD core questionnaire. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2000;18:739-742
    
CHILE
1997 Bennett K, Cardiel MH, Ferraz MB, et al. Community screening for rheumatic disorder: cross cultural adaptation and screening characteristics of the COPCORD Core Questionnaire in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. The PANLAR-COPCORD Working Group. Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology. Community Oriented Programme for the Control of Rheumatic Disease. J Rheumatol. 1997 Jan;24(1):160-8.
   
EGYPT
2004 Abdel-Tawab RR, Abdel-Nasser AM, Darmawan J, et al. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases in rural Egypt: COPCORD-Egypt: Abstract Proceedings Book, 11th APLAR Congress, Jeju, Korea, 2004.
INDIA
2015 Chopra A. Disease burden of rheumatic diseases in India: COPCORD prespective. Indian J Rheumatol 2015;10:70-77.
    
2013 Chopra A. The COPCORD world of musculoskeletal pain and arthritis. Rheumatol, 2013;
doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket222
    
2012 Chopra A. The WHO ILAR COPCORD Latin America .Consistent With the World and Setting a New Perspective. J Clin Rheumatol 2012;18(4):167-169
    
2011 Mathew AJ, Chopra A, Thekkemuriyil DV, et al. Impact of musculoskeletal pain on physical function and heath-related quality of life in rural community in south India: A WHO-ILAR-COPCORD-BJD India study. Clin Rheumatol DOI 10.1007/S10067-011-1824-0
    
2011 Alok R, Das SK, Agarwal G et al. Relationship of severity of depression, anxiety& stress with severity of Fibromyalgia Accepted in Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2011
2009 Lagu- Joshi and Chopra A. Is there an Urban-Rural divide? Population surveys of rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders in the Pune region of India using the COPCORD Bhigwan model. J Rheumatol 2009;36(3):614-622
    
2009 Chopra A. Community rheumatology in India. A COPCORD driven perspective,
Indian J Rheumatol 2009;4(3):119–126
    
2008 Chopra A and Ahmed Abdel-Nasser. Epidemiology of rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders in the developing world. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2008;22 (4): 583-604.
    
2007 Lagu-Joshi V, Chanchani E, Saluja M, Anuradha V, Chopra A. Prevalence of Rheumatic Musculoskeletal disorders (RMSK) in a West Indian urban population: A Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) India “Burden of Disease Project’. Arth Rheum 2007; 56 : S 343
    
2006 Chopra A. The WHO ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan (India) model- Foundation for a future COPCORD design and data repository. Clin Rheumatol 2006;25:443-7
    
2006 Chopra A, Saluja M, Anuradha V. A 10 year climb and still climbing: the WHO-ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan (India). APLAR J Rheumatol 2006; 9(1): A64
    
2006 Chopra A, Anuradha V, Saluja M, et al. Unravelling rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in rural population.
APLAR J Rheumatol 2006; 9(1): A65
    
2006 Das SK, Kumar P, Srivastava R, et al. Squatting in patients of knee osteoarthritis J. Ind Rheum Assoc 14 Dec. 2006 (Suppl).
    
2006 Das SK, Srivastava R, Kumar P, et al. The incidence of self reported musculoskeletal problems in rural and urban population of Lucknow (N. India) J. Ind Rheum Assoc 14 Dec. 2006 (Suppl).
    
2006 Das SK, Srivastava S, Kumar P, et al. High prevalence of Fibromyalgia in both rural and urban area of Lucknow J. Ind Rheum Assoc 14 Dec. 2006 (suppl).
    
2005 Das SK, Kumar P, Srivastava R, et al. Distribution of Various Rheumatological disease in rural and urban population of Lucknow (N. India) J. Ind Rheum Assoc 13 Dec 2005 (Suppl) 9.
    
2005 Das SK, Kumar P, Srivastava R, et al. The prevalence and associated features of Fibromyalgia in rural area J. Ind Rheum Assoc 13 2005 (Suppl).38
    
2005 Das SK, Kumar P, Srivastava R, et al. Higher prevalence of Rheumatoid arthritis in urban area of Lucnow. J. Ind Rheum Assoc 13 Dec. 2005 (Suppl).
2004 Chopra A. COPCORD- An unrecognized fountainhead of community rheumatology in developing countries. Editorial. J Rheumatol 2004;2320-2323
    
2004 Chopra A. Rheumatology: Made in India (Camps, COPCORD, HLA, Ayurveda, HAQ, WOMAC and Drug Trials). J Indian Rheumatol 2004;12:43-53
    
2004 Chopra A, Saluja M, Patil J, et al. Rheumatic disease in village Bhigwan (India): A population based COPCORD study follow up 1996-2003- summary findings. Ann Rheum Dis 2004;63(1):502
    
2004 Das S K., Kumar P, Srivastava R, et al. Self Reported Prevalence Of Rheumatological Disease is Higher as Compared to Cardiovascular Diseases And Diabetes Combined. Paper presented at APICON 2004, Mumbai, Dec. 2004
2004 Das S K, Srivastava R, Kumar P, et al. Higher prevalence of Rheumatological disease in urban area as compared to rural area J. Ind Rheum Assoc 12 Nov. 2004 (Suppl).7
    
2002 Chopra A, Saluja M, Patil J, et al. Pain and disability, perceptions and beliefs of a rural Indian population: A WHO-ILAR COPCORD study. J Rheumatol 2002;29(3):614-621
    
2002 Anuradha V, Chopra A. Immunogenetics of inflammatory arthritis in a rural population:COPCORD Bhigwan (India). In: Abstract proceedings book. 10th APLAR congress Bangkok. Nilganuwong Surasak, editor. Supjaroon printing Co Ltd; 2002: 333-334
    
2002 Anuradha V, Chopra A. Significance of rheumatoid factor (RF): Data from WHO ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan India In: Abstract proceedings book. 10th APLAR congress Bangkok. Nilganuwong Surasak, editor. Supjaroon printing Co Ltd; 2002: 333-334
    
2002 Chopra A, Saluja M. Bare foot applications of HAQ, and Identification of some risk factors in WHO-ILAR COPCORD Bhigwan (India) Stages II and III: An ongoing longitudinal population based study 1996 – 2004. In: Abstract proceedings book. 10th APLAR congress Bangkok. Nilganuwong Surasak, editor. Supjaroon printing Co Ltd; 2002: 38
    
2001 Chopra A, Patil J, Billampelly V, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic diseases in rural population in western India: A WHO-ILAR COPCORD study. J Assoc Physicians India 2001;49(2): 240-246.
    
2000 Chopra A, Poulton K, Silman A, et al. HLA DRB1 associations in a community based study of inflammatory arthritis in India (abstract). Arthritis Rheum 2000; 43 (9): S71
1997 Chopra A, Patil J, Billampelly V, et al. The Bhigwan (India) COPCORD: methodology and first information report.APLAR J Rheumatol 1997; 1: 145-154
1996 Chopra A. Rural COPCORD, Bhigwan, Pune, India. Reference: Longitudinal measurement of structure, function and psychosocial status (RA). Function feasibility issues in APLAR. APLAR Proceedings Book. 8th ASIA- Pacific League Against Rheumatism (APLAR) Congress Melbourne, Australia, 1996; S186.
INDONESIA
2003 Darmawan J, Muirden KD. WHO-ILAR COPCORD – Perspectives past, present, and future. J Rheumatol. 2003;30:2312-2314
    
1995 Darmawan J, Muirden KD, Valkenburg HA, et al. The prevalence of soft tissue rheumatism in Indonesia-a WHO ILAR COPCORD Study. Rheumatol Internat 1995;15:121-124
1995 Darmawan J, Lutalo SK. Gout and hyperuricaemia. Baillieres Clin Rheumatol 1995;9:83-94.
1995 Darmawan J, Ferraz MB, Muirden KD, et al. Case study: World Health Organization-International League of Associations for Rheumatology Community-Oriented Programme for the Control of Rheumatic Diseases (WHO-ILAR COPCORD) in Indonesia and Brazil. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1995;11:700-708.
1993 Darmawan J, Valkenburg HA, Muirden KD, et al. The epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis in Indonesia. Brit J Rheum 1993;32:537-540.
1993 Darmawan J, Valkenburg HA, Muirden KD et al. Nodules of the shoulder girdle in two Indonesian villages. Rheumatol Int 1993;12:247-250.
1992 Darmawan J, Valkenburg HA, Muirden KD, et al. Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in rural and urban populations in Indonesia; a World Health Organisation International League Against Rheumatism COPCORD study, stage I, phase 2. Ann Rheumatic Diseases. 1992; 51:525-528
1992 Darmawan J, Valkenburg HA, Muirden KD, et al. The epidemiology of gout and hyperuricemia in a rural population of Java. J Rheumatol 1992; 19: 1595-1599.
1992 Darmawan J, Muirden KD, Wigley RD, et al. Arthritis community education by leather puppet (wayang kulit) shadow play in rural Indonesia (Java). Rheumatol Int. 1992;12(3):97-101.
    
1991 Darmawan J. WHO ILAR COPCORD is more than a collection of epidemiological data.
APLAR Bulletin 1991; 9: 53-58.
IRAN
2015 Moghimi N, Davatchi F, Rahimi E, et al. WHO-ILAR COPCORD study (stage 1, urban study) in Sanandaj, Iran. Clin Rheumatol 2015;34:535-543.
2014 Banihashemi AT, Davatchi F, Jamshidi AR, et al. Prevalence of osteoarthritis in rural areas of Iran: a WHO-ILAR COCPORD study. Int J Rheum Dis 2014;17:384-388.
2013 Sandoughi M, Zakeri Z, Banihashemi AT, et al. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in southeastern Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study (stage 1, urban study) Int J Rheum Dis 2013;16:509-517.
2009 Davatchi F, Banihashemi AT, Gholami J, et al. The prevalence of musculoskeleton complaints in a rural area in Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study (stage I, rural study) in Iran.Clin Rheumatol 2009;28:1267-1274.
2009 Davatchi F, Jamshidi AR, Banihashemi AT et al. Effect of ethnic origin (Caucasians versus Turks) on the prevalence of rheumatic diseases: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD urban study in Iran. Clin Rheumatol 2009;28:1275-1282.
2008 Davatchi F, Jamshidi AR, Banihashemi AT, et al. WHO-ILAR COPCORD Study (Stage 1, Urban Study) in Iran. J Rheumatol. 2008;35(7):1384-1390
    
2006 Davatchi F, Jamshidi A, Bani-Hashemi A,et al. WHO-ILAR COPCORD Pilot Study in Tehran, Iran. J Rheumatol 2006, 33(8): 1714
2006 Davatchi F. Rheumatic diseases in the APLAR region. APLAR J Rheumatol 2006;9:5-10
2004 Davatchi F. Iran COPCORD Study. APLAR 2004 Proceedings Book. The 11th APLAR Congress. Korea, Jeju, September 1115, 2004, pp 89-91.
2004 Davatchi F, Ahmad-Reza J, Bani-Hashemi A, et al. Iran COPCORD Study. APLAR 2004 Proceedings Book. The 11th APLAR Congress. Korea, Jeju, September 1115, 2004, pp 89-91.
    
KUWAIT
2004 Al-Awadhi AM, Olusi SO, Moussa M, et al. Musculoskeletal pain, disability and health-seeking behavior in adult Kuwaitis using a validated Arabic version of the WHO-ILAR COPCORD core questionnaire. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2004; 22(2):177-183.
    
2002 Al-Awadhi A, Olusi S, Moussa M, et al. Validation of the Arabic version of the WHO-ILAR COPCORD core questionnaire for community screening of rheumatic diseases in Kuwaitis. J Rheumatol 2002;29(8):1754-1759
    
MALAYSIA
2007 Veerapen K, Wigley RD, Valkenburg H. Musculoskeletal pain in Malaysia: A COPCORD survey. J Rheumatol 2007;34:207-213.
    
1992 Veerapen K. Epidemiology of rheumatic disease in Malaysia. APLAR Rheumatology. Ed Urban COPCORD study completed. Eds. Nasution AR, Darmawan J. Churchil Livingstone Tokyo 1992:297-399.
MEXICO
2011 Alvarez-Nemegyei J, Peláez-Ballestas I, Rodríguez-Amado J, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic regional pain syndromes in adults from Mexico: A community survey using COPCORD for screening and syndrome-specific diagnostic criteria. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):15-20.
    
2011 Alvarez-Nemegyei J, Peláez-Ballestas I, Sanin LH, et al. Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic diseases in the Southeastern region of Mexico. A COPCORD-based community survey. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):21-30
    
2011 Cardiel MH, Burgos-Vargas. Introduction towards elucidation of the epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases in Mexico. COPCORD studies in the community. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):1-2
    
2011 Goycochea-Robles MV, Sanin LH, Moreno-Montoya J, et al. Validity of the COPCORD core questionnaire as a classification tool for rheumatic diseases. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):31-35
    
2011 Peláez-Ballestas I, Sanin LH, Moreno-Montoya J, et al. Epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases in Mexico. A study of 5 regions based on the COPCORD methodology. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):3-8
    
2011 Peláez-Ballestas I, Flores-Camacho R, Rodriguez-Amado J, et al. Prevalence of back pain in the community. A COPCORD based study in the Mexican population. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):26-35.
    
2011 Rodriguez-Amado J, Peláez-Ballestas I, Sanin LH, et al. Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases. A community-based study in Urban and Rural populations in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. J Rheumatol 2011;38(86):9-14.
    
2002 Cardiel MH, Rojas-Serrano J. Community Based Study to estimate prevalence, burden of illness and help seeking behaviour in rheumatic diseases in Mexico City. COPCORD Study. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2002; 20 (5) 617-624.
PAKISTAN
1998 Farooqi A, Gibson T. Prevalence of major rheumatic diseases in the adult population of north Pakistan. Br J Rheumatol 1998;37:491-495.
1996 Farooqi A, Gibson T. The prevalence of major rheumatic disorders in the adult population of Northern Pakistan. APLAR Proceeding 1996; S181.
PHILLIPINES
1997 Dans LF, Tankeh-Torres S, Amante CM, et al. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases in a Filipino urban population: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study. J Rheumatol. 1997 Sep; 24(9):1814-1819.
    
1991 Wigley R, Manahan L, Muirden KD, et al. Rheumatic disease in a Philippine village. II: a WHO-ILAR-APLAR COPCORD study, phases II and III. Rheumatol Int. 1991;11(4)5:157-161.
    
1985 Manahan L, Caragay R, Muirden Kd, Allander E, Valkenburg Ha, Wigley Rd. Rheumatic pain in a Philippine village. A WHO-ILAR COPCORD Study. Rheumatol Int. 1985;5(4):149-153.
    
TAIWAN
1994 CT Chou, L Pei, D M Chang, et al. Prevalence of rheumatic diseases in Taiwan: a population study of urban, suburban, rural differences. J Rheumatol 1994; 21(2):302-306
    
THAILAND
1998 Chaiamnuay P, Darmawan J, Muirden KD, et al. Epidemiology of rheumatic disease in rural Thailand: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study. J Rheumatol. 1998 Jul; 25(7):1382-1387.
    
VIETNAM
2003 Minh Hoa Tt, Darmawan J, Chen Sl, et al. Prevalence of the rheumatic diseases in urban Vietnam: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study. J Rheumatol. 2003;30(10):2252-2256.
    
 
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