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Patient education, disease activity and physical function: can we be more targeted? A cross sectional study among people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and hand osteoarthritis

Răzvan G Drăgoi12, Mwidimi Ndosi3, Martina Sadlonova1, Jackie Hill3, Mona Duer1, Winfried Graninger4, Josef Smolen1 and Tanja A Stamm15*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna, Clinic of Internal Medicine III, Vienna, Austria

2 Department of Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine, Balneology and Rheumatology, “Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timişoara, Timişoara, Romania

3 Academic & Clinical Unit for Musculoskeletal Nursing, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

4 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

5 Department of Health, University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013, 15:R156  doi:10.1186/ar4339

Published: 20 October 2013

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The adapted Austrian-German Educational Needs Assessment Tool (OENAT) questionnaire used in the present study.

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The Rasch-transformed scores used for the hand osteoarthritis (HOA) cohort in the study.

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