A qualitative study to explore health professionals' experience of treating gout: understanding perceived barriers to effective gout management.

@article{Humphrey2016AQS,
  title={A qualitative study to explore health professionals' experience of treating gout: understanding perceived barriers to effective gout management.},
  author={Chloe Humphrey and Richard Hulme and Nicola D Dalbeth and Peter J. Gow and Bruce Arroll and Karen Lindsay},
  journal={Journal of primary health care},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={149-56}
}
INTRODUCTION The management of gout is challenging and mainly occurs in primary care. This study aims to explore the experience of treating gout among primary care clinicians and understand the perceived barriers to effective therapy. METHODS Fourteen health professionals from primary care practices in South Auckland were recruited. Each participated in a semi-structured interview exploring their experience of treating and managing gout patients were analysed thematically. FINDINGS Participants… CONTINUE READING