'It's like taking poison to kill poison but I have to get better': a qualitative study of beliefs about medicines in Rheumatoid arthritis and Systemic lupus erythematosus patients of South Asian origin.

@article{Kumar2011ItsLT,
  title={'It's like taking poison to kill poison but I have to get better': a qualitative study of beliefs about medicines in Rheumatoid arthritis and Systemic lupus erythematosus patients of South Asian origin.},
  author={K. CH. Prathap Kumar and Caroline Gordon and Robert Mathie Barry and Karen Shaw and Robert Horne and Karim Raza},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={837-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate factors that influence beliefs about medicines in patients of South Asian origin with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Qualitative methodology was used to explore the health beliefs of South Asian patients and in particular the factors that influenced their beliefs about medicines and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Thirty two patients with RA and SLE took part in focus group discussions. Patients who chose to… CONTINUE READING

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