An evaluation of the effectiveness, safety and acceptabillity of a nurse practitioner in a rheumatology outpatient clinic.
Seventy patients with RA were randomly allocated to either a Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner (RNP) or Consultant Rheumatologist (CR) clinic.
They were seen on six occasions in 1 year.
Effectiveness and safety were assessed by biochemical, clinical, psychological and functional variables; patient knowledge and satisfaction were measured by questionnaire.
At week 0 the groups were well matched clinically and demographically.
By week 48 significant improvements had occurred in plasma viscosity and articular index within both groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Traitement, Homme, Hôpital, Ambulatoire, Infirmier, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Treatment, Human, Hospital, Ambulatory, Nurse, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0308640
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.