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A joint effort over a period of time: factors affecting use of urate-lowering therapy for long-term treatment of gout

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Although international guidelines encourage urate lowering therapy (ULT) for people who have more than two attacks of gout, only 30 % of patients are prescribed it and only 40 % of those adhere to the treatment. The aim was to explore reasons for this through an exploration of patient experience and understanding of ULT treatment for gout.A qualitative study was conducted throughout the United Kingdom. Narrative and semi-structured video-recorded interviews and thematic analysis were used.Par...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12891-016-1117-5

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Name:
Arthritis Research UK
Funding agency for:
Mallen, CD
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
NF-SI-0512-10128
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
249
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2016-06-06
Acceptance date:
2016-06-02
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ISSN:
1471-2474
Pmid:
27267878

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