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What support is needed to self-manage a rheumatic disorder: a qualitative study

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A.L. Staa,van, J.M.J. Been-Dahmen, M. J. Walter, J. Dwarswaard, J.M.W. Hazes, E. Ista | Article | Publication date: 16 February 2017
Today, patients are expected to take an active role in the form of self-management. Given the burden of a rheumatic disorder, the patients cannot be expected to self-manage on their own. In order to develop self-management interventions that fit patients’ needs and preferences, it is essential to examine patients’ perspective on how support can be optimized. This study aimed to identify support needs of outpatients with rheumatic disorders and preferences for who should provide self-management support.

Author(s) - affiliated with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

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