Objectives To identify patient-centered domains with long-term relevance to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods We conducted semi-structured individual cognitive interviews of patients with RA with at least five years of disease duration, sampled from five different countries (United States, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina). Participants were encouraged to discuss their long-term concerns regarding RA. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis within a constructivist/interpretivist theoretical framework. Results Twenty-eight participants were interviewed, 24 were women. Six main themes, representing important aspects of the daily life of people with RA were generated: (i) Living with symptoms and functional limitations, (ii) Lack of participation, (iii) Partner and family issues, (iv) Risk of damage to vital organs, (v) Coping strategies, and (vi) Healthcare concerns, primarily expressed by participants from non-European countries lacking universal healthcare coverage. In addition, participants discussed the importance of contextual factors and how they impact long-term outcomes. These included attitudes towards disease, social support, or financial burdens. Conclusions We identified six domains of importance to people with RA that are seldom measured in longitudinal registries and should be considered in patient-centered longitudinal studies.

Patient perspectives on long-term outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis. A qualitative study from the OMERACT patient outcomes in longitudinal studies working group / J.B. Negrón, M.A. Lopez-Olivo, L. Carmona, R. Christensen, F. Ingegnoli, N.V. Zamora, J.I. Gamez-Nava, L. Gonzalez-Lopez, V. Strand, N. Goel, T. Westrich-Robertson, M.E. Suarez-Almazor. - In: SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM. - ISSN 1532-866X. - (2022), pp. 152028.1-152028.6. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1016/j.semarthrit.2022.152028]

Patient perspectives on long-term outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis. A qualitative study from the OMERACT patient outcomes in longitudinal studies working group

F. Ingegnoli;
2022

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Objectives To identify patient-centered domains with long-term relevance to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods We conducted semi-structured individual cognitive interviews of patients with RA with at least five years of disease duration, sampled from five different countries (United States, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina). Participants were encouraged to discuss their long-term concerns regarding RA. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using qualitative content analysis within a constructivist/interpretivist theoretical framework. Results Twenty-eight participants were interviewed, 24 were women. Six main themes, representing important aspects of the daily life of people with RA were generated: (i) Living with symptoms and functional limitations, (ii) Lack of participation, (iii) Partner and family issues, (iv) Risk of damage to vital organs, (v) Coping strategies, and (vi) Healthcare concerns, primarily expressed by participants from non-European countries lacking universal healthcare coverage. In addition, participants discussed the importance of contextual factors and how they impact long-term outcomes. These included attitudes towards disease, social support, or financial burdens. Conclusions We identified six domains of importance to people with RA that are seldom measured in longitudinal registries and should be considered in patient-centered longitudinal studies.
OMERACT; Patient-centered outcomes; Qualitative research; Quality of life; Rheumatoid arthritis;
Settore MED/16 - Reumatologia
19-mag-2022
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