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Patient education in arthritis: helping people change

Hammond, A



Systematic reviews of education for arthritis patients have emphasized behavioural approaches are effective in facilitating behaviour change and improving psychological and health status. This article discusses how a range of patient education and motivational approaches could be integrated into clinical practice to help people make behavioural changes to benefit their health. These include information giving, counselling, motivational interviewing, behaviour-orientated self-management therapy and cognitive–behavioural approaches.


Hammond, A. (2006). Patient education in arthritis: helping people change. Musculoskeletal Care, 1(2), 84.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2006
Deposit Date Oct 29, 2010
Journal Musculoskeletal Care
Print ISSN 1478-2189
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 2
Pages 84
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