Abstract: This article reports on the involvement of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the development of a questionnaire to explore why patients delay seeking help at the onset of RA. The patients were involved through focus groups. They rephrased questions, added questions and removed irrelevant items. They also divided the questions into key themes relevant to patients. The questionnaire was also reviewed by health professionals. Overall, the involvement helped to increase the relevance of the questionnaire, so that it measured what patients thought was important to measure.
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Date Entered: 2014/07/15
Date Edited: 2014/07/15