Lived experience of Korean women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis: a phenomenological approach.

@article{Hwang2004LivedEO,
  title={Lived experience of Korean women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis: a phenomenological approach.},
  author={Eun Jeong Hwang and Young Hae Kim and Seong Sook Jun},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={239-46}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers number approximately 200 million people around the world. In Korea, there is no accurate statistical information, but 1-2% of the total population have been estimated to be suffering from RA. Current research studies related to RA have been limited to quantitative approaches. In qualitative studies, most research has been focused on one aspect of the experience of patients with RA, such as pain or fatigue. In order to address the problems of patients with… CONTINUE READING

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