Group education for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their partners.

@article{Riemsma2003GroupEF,
  title={Group education for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their partners.},
  author={Rob Riemsma and Erik Taal and Johannes J. Rasker},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={556-66}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of group education followed by booster sessions for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine whether participation of a significant other influenced the effects. METHODS A total of 218 RA patients, each of them with a partner, took part in the study. Two-thirds of the patients received a 5-week group self-management education program, with booster sessions after 3, 6, and 9 months; half of them received the intervention with a partner, and… CONTINUE READING

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