Illness perceptions in patients with gout and the relationship with progression of musculoskeletal disability.

@article{Dalbeth2011IllnessPI,
  title={Illness perceptions in patients with gout and the relationship with progression of musculoskeletal disability.},
  author={Nicola D Dalbeth and Keith J Petrie and Meaghan E. House and Jimmy Chong and Wingchi Leung and Rini Chegudi and Anne Horne and Greg Gamble and Fiona Marion McQueen and William J Taylor},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={1605-12}
}
OBJECTIVE Illness perceptions are key determinants of behavior directed at managing disease. Although suboptimal disease management has been reported in patients with gout, patients' perceptions of illness have not been systematically studied. The aim of this study was to examine illness perceptions in patients with gout. METHODS A total of 142 patients with gout for <10 years were recruited from primary and secondary care settings. Participants completed a gout-specific Brief Illness… CONTINUE READING