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Clinician and patients’ views about self-management support in arthritis: a cross-sectional UK survey

McBain, H. B., Newman, S. P. and Shipley, M. (2018). Clinician and patients’ views about self-management support in arthritis: a cross-sectional UK survey. Arthritis Care and Research, doi: 10.1002/acr.23540

Abstract

Objective
The overall aims of the study are to (a) establish receipt and provision of self-management support for patients with inflammatory arthritis in the UK; and (b) establish if receipt of selfmanagement support is associated with patient’s knowledge, skills and confidence to selfmanage.

Methods
Questionnaire for patients and healthcare professionals were sent to members and associates of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). Patients completed the Patient Activation Measure (PAM), and questions about receipt of self-management support. Healthcare professionals completed the Clinician Support PAM and questions about provision of self-management support.

Results
A total of 886 patients and 117 healthcare professionals completed a questionnaire. Only 15% of patients had attended a structured self-management programme. Over half of patients reported having the skills, confidence and knowledge to self-manage and this was associated with receipt of self-management support embedded in routine care. All healthcare professionals felt that patients should be actively involved in their own care, however, 60% were unable to offer structured self-management support. Healthcare professionals reported engaging in more embedded self-management support than patients reported receiving in routine care.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: McBain, H. B., Newman, S. P. & Shipley, M. (2018). Clinician and patients’ views about self-management support in arthritis: a cross-sectional UK survey. Arthritis Care and Research, which is published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/acr.23540. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Departments: School of Health Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/18825
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