|Titel||Evidence suggesting that health education for self-management in patients with chronic arthritis has sustained health benefits while reducing health care costs. |
|Publication Type||Journal Article |
|Year of Publication||1993 |
|Authors||Lorig, KR, Mazonson, PD, Holman, HR |
|Journal||Arthritis and rheumatism |
|Date Published||1993 Apr |
|Schlüsselwörter||Arthrose, Arthrose-Prävention |
|Abstract|| OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of the Arthritis Self-Management Program 4 years after participation in it.
METHODS: Valid self-administered instruments were used to measure health status, psychological states, and health service utilization.
RESULTS: Pain had declined a mean of 20% and visits to physicians 40%, while physical disability had increased 9%. Comparison groups did not show similar changes. Estimated 4-year savings were $648 per rheumatoid arthritis patient and $189 per osteoarthritis patient.
CONCLUSION: Health education in chronic arthritis may add significant and sustained benefits to conventional therapy while reducing costs. |
|Alternate Journal||Arthritis Rheum. |
|PubMed ID||8457219 |