[A study on the effectiveness and needs of patient education in patients with rheumatoid arthritis]
Yun JE, Park SH, Kim YJ, Lee LR, Kim JM
Record ID 32016001010
Authors' recomendations: This study aims to assess the effectiveness of patient education interventions on health status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and to evaluate the needs for patient education in Korea. Systematic review Literatures were searched using three international databases (Ovid-Medline, Ovid-EMBASE, Cochrane library CENTRAL, CINAHL, PsycINFO) and seven domestic databases to identify relevant studies until April 2015. Study design was limited to RCT only for international databases. A total of 55 papers (49 international papers and 6 national papers) were selected for systemic review to compare the clinical effects of the patient education group and the control group in rheumatoid arthritis. A short-term evaluation within 3 months after conduction of patient education showed that pain, the numbers of swollen joints, the numbers of tender joints and depression were reduced, and resilience and knowledge increased in the patients who had education compared to those who had usual care, with a statistical significance. Demand survey Demand survey of rheumatoid arthritis patient education was conducted with rheumatoid arthritis patients and rheumatologists to understand the current situation and demand for patient education of rheumatoid arthritis. A total of 746 patients and 165 rheumatologists responded to the survey. The demand survey shows that both rheumatologists and patients are recognizing the needs for patient education in current health care system but the reality is that education duration is too short and insufficient.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
URL for published report: http://www.neca.re.kr/center/paper/report_view.jsp?boardNo=GA&seq=199&q=626f6172644e6f3d4741
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: South Korea
- Arthritis, Rheumatoid
- Surveys and Questionnaires
Organisation Name: National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency
Contact Address: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), 3~5F Health and Welfare Social Administration B/D, 400 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea.
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