What influences seniors' choice of medications for osteoarthritis? Qualitative inquiry.

@article{Bower2006WhatIS,
  title={What influences seniors' choice of medications for osteoarthritis? Qualitative inquiry.},
  author={Kelly Nicol Bower and Dawn M Frail and Peter L Twohig and Wayne Putnam},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={342-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore with seniors what influences their choice of medication for osteoarthritis. DESIGN Qualitative study using semistructured in-depth interviews. SETTING Interviews were conducted in patients' homes in two cities in Nova Scotia. PARTICIPANTS Seniors with a physician-confirmed diagnosis of osteoarthritis. METHOD Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. A grounded-theory approach was used. Key words and phrases were identified independently by all members of… CONTINUE READING