Jette Primdahl

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OBJECTIVES The task force aimed to: (1) develop evidence-based recommendations for patient education (PE) for people with inflammatory arthritis, (2) identify the need for further research on PE and (3) determine health professionals' educational needs in order to provide evidence-based PE. METHODS A multidisciplinary task force, representing 10 European(More)
AIM To investigate risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and estimate the risk of cardiovascular death in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in accordance with EULAR recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Outpatients with RA ≤85 years of age from a Danish hospital were invited to participate. Patients' risk of cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Before participation in medical research an informed consent must be obtained. This study investigates whether the readability of patient information and consent documents (PICDs) corresponds to the average educational level of participants in rheumatological studies in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway. METHODS 24 PICDs from studies were(More)
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory joint disorders (IJD) have increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk compared with the general population. In 2009, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) taskforce recommended screening, identification of CVD risk factors and CVD risk management largely based on expert opinion. In(More)
Aim To investigate risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and estimate the risk of cardiovascular death in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in accordance with EULAR recommendations. Materials and methods Outpatients with RA ≤85 years of age from a Danish hospital were invited to participate. Patients' risk of cardiovascular death(More)
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