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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 34, Supplement 1, pp 45–49

First Online: 17 July 2015Received: 14 February 2015Revised: 10 April 2015Accepted: 17 May 2015

Abstract

Patient education is highly recommended in rheumatoid arthritis RA to support patient management. The challenge is to adhere to the recommendations for providing health education to RA patients in Latin American and the Caribbean LAC countries taking into account factors such as patient health illiteracy, lack of rheumatologists, and lack of resources including access to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs DMARDs. As existing educational material in regional languages is not readily available and inadequate, we propose developing a web-based educational program that would fulfill the requirements of most patients with RA across LAC countries with an emphasis on the correct and safe use of methotrexate.

Keywords MeSH termsLatin America Patient education Rheumatoid arthritis  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Vianna Khoury - Maria Kourilovitch - Loreto Massardo

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