Comparison of self-management methods for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Veitiene2005ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of self-management methods for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Dalia Veitiene and Marija Tamulaitienė},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          58-60
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine and compare self-management methods used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and to determine which methods patients consider most effective. METHODS Patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis were questioned about self-management methods and asked to indicate the most effective ones. RESULTS Twenty-seven patients with osteoarthritis and 26 with rheumatoid arthritis were interviewed. Exercise, joint protection, assistive devices and heat were the… CONTINUE READING

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