Readiness to manage arthritis: a pilot study using a stages-of-change measure for arthritis rehabilitation.

@article{Arthur2009ReadinessTM,
  title={Readiness to manage arthritis: a pilot study using a stages-of-change measure for arthritis rehabilitation.},
  author={A Barbara Arthur and Jacek A. Kopec and Alice V Klinkhoff and Paul M. Adam and Susan L Carr and Jane M Prince and Kelly E Dumont and Claudio Renato Nigg},
  journal={Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={64-73, 84}
}
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the Readiness to Manage Arthritis Questionnaire (RMAQ), a new multibehavior measure of readiness for change in arthritis management. Data were obtained from 46 patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis admitted for intensive treatment. Test-retest reliability, correlations with clinical variables and theoretically related constructs, and responsiveness to change were assessed. Test-retest reliability indicated reasonable stability, with… CONTINUE READING