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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: EULAR recommendations for patient education for people with inflammatory arthritis
Authors: Zangi, Heidi A.
Ndosi, Mwidimi
Adams, Jo
Andersen, Lena
Bode, Christina
Boström, Carina
van Eijk-Hustings, Yvonne
Gossec, Laure
Korandová, Jana
Mendes, Gabriel
Niedermann Schneider, Karin
Primdahl, Jette
Stoffer, Michaela
Voshaar, Marieke
van Tubergen, Astrid
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3813
Published in: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume(Issue): 6
Issue: 74
Page(s): 954
Pages to: 962
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-4967
Language: English
Subjects: EULAR; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Recommendation; Patient Education
Subject (DDC): 616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: Objectives: The task force aimed to: (1) develop evidence-based recommendations for patient education (PE) for people with inflammatory arthritis, (2) identify the need for further research on PE and (3) determine health professionals’ educational needs in order to provide evidence-based PE. Methods: A multidisciplinary task force, representing 10 European countries, formulated a definition for PE and 10 research questions that guided a systematic literature review (SLR). The results from the SLR were discussed and used as a basis for developing the recommendations, a research agenda and an educational agenda. The recommendations were categorised according to level and strength of evidence graded from A (highest) to D (lowest). Task force members rated their agreement with each recommendation from 0 (total disagreement) to 10 (total agreement). Results: Based on the SLR and expert opinions, eight recommendations were developed, four with strength A evidence. The recommendations addressed when and by whom PE should be offered, modes and methods of delivery, theoretical framework, outcomes and evaluation. A high level of agreement was achieved for all recommendations (mean range 9.4-9.8). The task force proposed a research agenda and an educational agenda. Conclusions: The eight evidence-based and expert opinion-based recommendations for PE for people with inflammatory arthritis are intended to provide a core framework for the delivery of PE and training for health professionals in delivering PE across Europe.
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
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