This study assessed a joint protection education program and investigated the costs and effects of assistive devices.
Fifty-three women with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, whose ages ranged from 29 to 65 years, attended a standardized joint protection course (13 hours).
A self-report questionnaire was constructed listing the most common devices, and the subjects were asked to check which devices they had received, which ones they used and did not use, and why.
Pain during activities of daily living and when using assistive devices was measured using the visual analogue scale.
Results show that the subjects reported great benefits from the joint protection course, assistive devices, and wrist orthosis.
The women had tried 663 devices, 91% of which were still being used.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Complication, Qualité vie, Orthèse, Traitement orthopédique, Homme, Femelle, Suède, Europe, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Health education, Prevention, Complication, Quality of life, Orthosis, Orthopedic treatment, Human, Female, Sweden, Europe, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease
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Cote : 94-0502381
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 199501.