Determinants of the use of wrist working splints in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Veehof2008DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of the use of wrist working splints in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Martine M. Veehof and Erik Taal and Marjanne J Willems and Mart Afj van de Laar},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={531-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To gain insight into the determinants of the use of wrist working splints among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A qualitative descriptive study was performed among 18 patients with RA who recently received a fabric wrist working splint because of pain due to arthritis of the wrist. Patients were interviewed at home using semistructured in-depth interviews. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim and analyzed using the framework approach. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING