To examine the effectiveness of two telephone intervention strategies for improving the health outcomes of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Fifty-eight SLE patients were randomly assigned to receive a 6-month telephone counseling intervention using either a treatment counseling (TC) or symptom monitoring (SM) strategy.
Health outcomes were assessed using the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) and the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2).
At the 6-month followup, the mean AIMS2 Physical Function scale and AIMS2 Social Support scale scores were significantly improved (P<0.05) for the TC group compared to the SM groups.
The mean FSS score, AIMS2 Affect score, and AIMS2 Pain score were significantly improved (P<0.05) for both groups.
Telephone interventions, especially using the TC approach, can be effective for improving the functional status of persons with SLE.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lupus érythémateux, Disséminé, Homme, Pronostic, Capacité fonctionnelle, Réhabilitation, Conseil, Téléphone, Etude comparative, Symptomatologie, Traitement, Essai clinique, Fatigue, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lupus erythematosus, Disseminated, Human, Prognosis, Functional capacity, Rehabilitation, Council, Telephone, Comparative study, Symptomatology, Treatment, Clinical trial, Fatigue, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0488667
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 10/04/1997.