Positive impact of an intervention by arthritis patient educators on knowledge and satisfaction of patients in a rheumatology practice.

@article{Branch1999PositiveIO,
  title={Positive impact of an intervention by arthritis patient educators on knowledge and satisfaction of patients in a rheumatology practice.},
  author={Valerie K Branch and Katherine Lipsky and Theresa Nieman and Peter E Lipsky},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={370-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of the study was to determine whether an intervention by a trained arthritis patient educator could have a positive impact on the health status, knowledge, and satisfaction with services of arthritis patients attending an ambulatory rheumatology care clinic by providing education and support. METHODS One hundred eight arthritis patients were randomly assigned to have an intervention by an arthritis patient educator as well as standard rheumatologic care (n = 47) or were… CONTINUE READING

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