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Patient perceptions concerning pain management in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Abstract:

Previous qualitative studies have revealed discrepancies between patients' and physicians' perceptions of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its treatment. Questionnaires were administered to 2795 patients with RA (756 from Europe; 2039 from the USA) to measure patients' perceptions regarding pain management in RA. Although the majority of patients reported their RA as somewhat-to-completely controlled, 75% of European and 82% of US patients reported their pain as moderate-to-severe in the previou...

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10.1177/147323001003800402

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Alvaro-Gracia, J More by this author
Johnstone, R More by this author
Gomez-Reino, J More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of international medical research
Volume:
38
Issue:
4
Pages:
1213-1224
Publication date:
2010
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EISSN:
1473-2300
ISSN:
0300-0605
URN:
uuid:079809ab-d349-4bbe-af11-c20f5da60e90
Source identifiers:
377324
Local pid:
pubs:377324

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