Impact of Symptoms on Daily Life in People at Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

van Tuyl, L.H.D., Stack, R.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-0516-0228, Sloots, M., van de Stadt, L.A., Hoogland, W., Maat, B., Raza, K. and van Schaardenburg, D., 2016. Impact of Symptoms on Daily Life in People at Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Musculoskeletal Care, 14 (3), pp. 169-173. ISSN 1478-2189

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Abstract

Objectives:
To explore the impact on daily life of symptoms experienced by those with systemic autoimmunity associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Methods:
Fifteen people took part in focus groups to explore the impact of symptoms on daily life.
Results:
Core themes included: 1) physical impact of limited hand function and mobility; 2) psychological distress experienced included a fear of symptoms progressing into RA, uncertainty about the future, feelings of despair, shame and frustration.
Conclusion:
People with arthralgia at risk of developing RA experienced considerable physical and psychological impact of symptoms. Greater consideration should be given to the needs of people at risk of developing RA.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Impact of symptoms in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis [short title]
Publication Title: Musculoskeletal Care
Creators: van Tuyl, L.H.D., Stack, R.J., Sloots, M., van de Stadt, L.A., Hoogland, W., Maat, B., Raza, K. and van Schaardenburg, D.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: September 2016
Volume: 14
Number: 3
ISSN: 1478-2189
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1002/msc.1127DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 04 Feb 2016 13:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26886

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