Effects of an educative programme based on occupational therapy in quality of life of people with rheumatoid arthritis

Ricardo Moreno-Rodriguez., José Luis Lopez-Bastias and Inmaculada Garrote Camarena

Objectives: To determine if an educative intervention based on occupational therapy focused on performance reorganization for patients with rheumatoid arthritis reduces pain and improves quality of life. Methods: Randomized controlled intervention study through an educative group programme of seven occupational therapy sessions, conducted in five weeks. Results: We found an improvement in quality of life scores (p=0,001, p=0,08), as well as pain intensity evaluated with MPQ (McGill Pain Questionnaire) measures. Conclusions: The programme was effective in changing the studied variables, although a new study with a larger sample is required.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.7572.1182
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