Evaluating joint protection education for people with rheumatoid arthritis
Hammond, Alison (1994) Evaluating joint protection education for people with rheumatoid arthritis. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Joint Protection (JP) education is considered an essential component of therapeutic programmes for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients. The main emphasis is teaching alternate patterns of movement at affected joints to reduce joint stress, particularly in the hands and wrists (Hand JP). Little has been published investigating patients' knowledge of, attitudes towards and adherence to Hand JP following education.
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