Methods used by urban, low-income minorities to care for their arthritis.

@article{BillHarvey1989MethodsUB,
  title={Methods used by urban, low-income minorities to care for their arthritis.},
  author={D Bill-Harvey and R M Rippey and Micha Abeles and Carol A. Pfeiffer},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  year={1989},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={60-4}
}
The purpose of this study is to describe the current treatment methods minorities use and believe are effective in relieving the pain and discomfort of arthritis. One hundred sixty subjects from two urban, low-income minority communities reported to case finders that they had some form of arthritis. Subsequently they were interviewed and examined by a rheumatologist. Sixty-six percent were black, and 34% were Hispanic. The study found that 83% had some type of rheumatic disease. Differences… CONTINUE READING

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