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Health care research in rheumatology.

Weinberger M, Jacobs MR. Health care research in rheumatology. Current opinion in rheumatology. 1993 Mar 1; 5(2):159-65.

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Abstract:

In the first three sections of this review, studies of disability among patients with musculoskeletal conditions are discussed. Evidence continues to demonstrate that arthritis has a substantial impact on disability. Correlates of disability for patients with general musculoskeletal conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis are reviewed, as are strategies to ameliorate arthritis-related disability. The fourth section of this review highlights the importance of pain-coping strategies for arthritis patients. The concluding section reviews educational strategies in the rheumatic diseases.





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