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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 …