To evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based arthritis education program conducted in a number of locations throughout the Sydney, Australia, metropolitan area.
The program, based on earlier work, comprised 6 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours'duration.
The study sample included 175 men and women with different types of arthritis, divided into intervention (n=104) and control (n=71) groups.
Five outcome measures were selected to evaluate effectiveness of the program : pain perception, knowledge level, self-efficacy, disability index, and self-management behavior.
The results indicated that the program was effective in increasing knowledge level (F[1,222]=10.3, P=0.001 at 6 weeks ; F[1,108]=7.8, P=0.006 at 6 months), and a statistically significant difference was found in disability satisfaction 6 months after intervention (F[1,98]=5.9, P=0.01), but no statistically significant difference was found in pain perception, self-efficacy, and disability index.
This research supports some of the successful outcomes which follow an arthritis education program : increased knowledge level and increased disability satisfaction.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Programme enseignement, Education, Malade, Comportement individuel, Australie, Océanie, Randomisation, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Educational program, Education, Patient, Individual behavior, Australia, Oceania, Randomization, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0354153
Code Inist : 002B15E. Création : 01/03/1996.