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Patients’ confidence in coping with arthritis after nurse-led education; a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Nursing, May 2016
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Title
Patients’ confidence in coping with arthritis after nurse-led education; a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Nursing, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12912-016-0150-x
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Kjersti Grønning, Live Midttun, Aslak Steinsbekk

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore how patients with chronic inflammatory polyarthritis described coping with their disease after a nurse-led patient education program and compare these experiences to patients in a control group who did not receive any education. This was a qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial (RCT) investigating the effect of nurse-led patient education for patients with chronic inflammatory polyarthritis. Twenty-six individual face-to-face interviews, 15 in the intervention group and 11 in the control group were conducted approximately two months after the educational program. The same opening question; «Can you please tell me how you have been these last four months, since last time we spoke», followed by questions about the informants' experiences of coping with disease-related challenges, disease activity changes, coping with disease activity changes, the informants' perceptions of good and challenging situations to be in were asked to all informants. Informants who attended the educational program expressed a strengthened confidence in coping with the consequences of having arthritis, which made them feel good. The strengthened confidence was attributed to sharing experiences with other participants in the group and learning something new. Informants in the intervention group further linked their confidence to 1) coping with disease fluctuations, 2) changed health behaviours and 3) knowledge about medications. Patients taking part in nurse-led patient education described a strengthened confidence in coping with their arthritis stemming from sharing experiences with other patients and learning something new. The RCT was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT00623922) in February 2008.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 24%
Student > Master 6 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Researcher 4 12%
Lecturer 3 9%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 11 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 21%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 12%
Social Sciences 4 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 September 2016.
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#1,758,357
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#64
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#72,009
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Nursing
#4
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