Group education for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

  title={Group education for rheumatoid arthritis patients.},
  author={Erik Taal and Johannes J. Rasker and O. Wiegman},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={26 6},
This article reviews the effectiveness of group education programs in improving the knowledge, behavior, and health status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and evaluates to what extent various programs fulfill certain criteria for educational self-management programs. Thirty-one studies are reviewed: in 12, patients with various rheumatic diseases including RA were included, and in 19, only RA patients were studied. Group education increased the knowledge of the participants, which… CONTINUE READING

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