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New patient empowerment and educational initiatives unveiled at EULAR 2014
Date:6/11/2014

Five different presentations at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) have introduced new patient empowerment and educational initiatives, which are predicted to bring significant benefits to the many thousands of patients worldwide who suffer from a rheumatic disease.

These initiatives include:

  • A new model of patient care involving self-monitoring and patient initiated follow-up1
  • An online learning resource to prepare patients and carers to actively engage in research, guideline development, advocacy and media activities2
  • A new patient decision aid to better inform and involve patients in treatment choices3
  • Video guides providing advice on living with a rheumatic disease4
  • Patient Group support for patients wanting to become involved in guideline development and political committees5

Self-monitoring and patient-initiated follow-up reduces costs of treating patients with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis with no deterioration in outcomes

Following a brief period of training, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) receiving methotrexate were able to understand and interpret their blood test results. Using this information, along with reports of their symptoms and side effects, they were then able to initiate appropriate treatment reviews with their rheumatology nurse.1 At the end of the trial period participants in the intervention group had just over half the number of appointments with their rheumatology nurse specialist than those receiving usual care (p<0.0001). Levels of pain, fatigue, ESR, CRP and disease activity did not differ between groups (p>0.05).

According to lead author Ms. Hayley McBain of the School of Health Sciences, City University London, "this new model of care offers a viable alternative for established RA and PsA patients receiving disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy. It also has a positive impact i
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Contact: EULAR Press Office
eularpressoffice@cohnwolfe.com
44-078-801-73209
European League Against Rheumatism
Source:Eurekalert

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