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Fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis: A person-centred physical therapy approach


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Title: Fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis: A person-centred physical therapy approach
Authors: Feldthusen, Caroline
E-mail: caroline.feldthusen@vgregion.se
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2015
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research
Parts of work: I. Feldthusen C, Björk M, Forsblad-d’Elia H, Mannerkorpi K. Perception, consequences, communication, and strategies for handling fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis of working age - A focus group study. Clin Rheumatol. 2013. 32(5): p. 557-66
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II. Feldthusen C, Grimby-Ekman A, Forsblad-d’Elia H, Jacobsson L, Mannerkorpi K. Seasonal variations in fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis: A longitudinal study. Submitted Manuscript

III. Feldthusen C, Grimby-Ekman A, Forsblad-d’Elia H, Jacobsson L, Mannerkorpi K. Explanatory factors and predictors of fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis: A longitudinal study. Submitted Manuscript

IV. Feldthusen C, Dean E, Forsblad-d’Elia H, Mannerkorpi K. The effects of person-centred physical therapy on fatigue related variables in persons with rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Submitted Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2015-09-18
Disputation: Fredagen den 18 september, kl 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: fatigue
rheumatoid arthritis
person-centered
physical therapy
physical activity
qualitative content analysis
focus groups
longitudinal study
randomized controlled trial
outcome measures
Abstract: Fatigue is a prominent symptom in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with great impact on daily life. Despite the improvement in pharmacological treatment of RA over the last decades, a large number of persons with RA experience consequences from fatigue. From a patient perspective, fatigue is established as one of the most important symptoms to address in rheumatology. The overall aim of this thesis was to search for deeper knowledge about fatigue in persons with RA of working age and to e... more
ISBN: 978-91-928-9481-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38758
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