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Quality of life and unmet needs in patients with inflammatory arthropathies: results from the multicentre, observational RAPSODIA study.

Authors
  • Giacomelli, Roberto
  • Gorla, Roberto
  • Trotta, Francesco
  • Tirri, Rosella
  • Grassi, Walter
  • Bazzichi, Laura
  • Galeazzi, Mauro
  • Matucci-Cerinic, Marco
  • Scarpa, Raffaele
  • Cantini, Fabrizio
  • Gerli, Roberto
  • Lapadula, Giovanni
  • Sinigaglia, Luigi
  • Ferraccioli, Gianfranco
  • Olivieri, Ignazio
  • Ruscitti, Piero
  • Sarzi-Puttini, Piercarlo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
May 01, 2015
Volume
54
Issue
5
Pages
792–797
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu398
PMID: 25288786
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

These results confirm that some patients with rheumatic diseases are not satisfied with the level of information they receive about their treatments. Biologic therapy appears to be an important advance, with patients receiving this form of treatment having improved symptoms and productivity. However, patients still report unmet needs. Thus further research, and perhaps new and more effective therapies, along with better education and multidisciplinary collaboration, are required to improve outcomes.

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