Rheumatology outcomes: the patient's perspective.

  title={Rheumatology outcomes: the patient's perspective.},
  author={Alison J Carr and Sarah E Hewlett and Rod J. Hughes and Helene L Mitchell and Sarah Ryan and Maggie Carr and John F Kirwan},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={30 4},
Our aim was to explore the patient's perspective of outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to identify which outcomes are important to patients and how patients calibrate what constitutes a meaningful change in those outcomes. A qualitative study was performed using focus groups in 5 clinical centers in different geographical locations in the UK. Each group contained 6 to 9 patients with RA who were purposefully sampled to include men and women with a range of age, disease duration, functional… CONTINUE READING

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