The effects of a pilot intervention for community-dwelling adults with rheumatoid arthritis in Wuhan, China

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Jie Hu, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study examined the effects of a pilot educational intervention program on knowledge, perceived self-efficacy, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of community-dwelling adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A convenience sample of 16 participants with RA completed the program in Wuhan, China. Data were collected in face-to-face interviews using questionnaires at baseline, post-test, and 1 month follow-up. Knowledge scoreswere significantly increased over time. Significant differences were found in pain self-efficacy, symptoms self-efficacy, bodily pain, social functioning, and role emotional functions. Community health providers should provide educational programs to improve HRQoL for adults with RA.

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Language: English
Date: 2013
rheumatoid arthritis, knowledge self-efficacy, health-related quality of life , Chinese adults, China, public health

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