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Randomised controlled trial
Combining nurse-led care with patient self-assessment could enhance tight control of rheumatoid arthritis and management of comorbidities
  1. Mwidimi Ndosi
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Mwidimi Ndosi, University of Leeds, School of Healthcare, Baines Wing, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK; m.e.ndosi{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Patient self-monitoring of disease activity can improve tight control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

  • Nurse-led care can be used in the monitoring and management of comorbidities associated with RA.

  • Further research should assess wider acceptability, as well as the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a patient self-monitoring approach.


‘Tight control’ of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is defined as the frequent assessment of disease activity and subsequent adjustments in medication in order to keep …

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