Session Type: ACR Poster Session A
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: Gout is the most frequent inflammatory arthritis in males, and therefore a common cause for consultation in both primary care and specialist settings. Despite its frequency, the diagnosis and treatment for this condition are far from desirable. There is evidence of gout management improvement through educational programs targeted at primary care physicians.
Methods: Through a training program aimed at general physicians with interest in musculo-skeletal diseases, an initiative of the Sociedad Española de Reumatología [Spanish Rheumatology Society] and the Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria [Spanish Society for Primary Care Physicians], sessions were held in 6 Spanish locations. In the sessions, a general physician presented a clinical case about a patient with hyperuricaemia, intermittent arthritis, condrocalcinosis in knee joints and several associated comorbidities. In first place, 5 questions with multiple-choice answers were formulated, regarding the diagnosis and treatment deemed appropriate. Later, the case was evaluated and discussed by a rheumatologist, and the same questions were repeated. Answers were recorded by electronic means.
Results: A total of 195 physicians, divided in 6 locations, attended the sessions. Statistically significant results for each evaluated area are summarized below:
Conclusion: Through educational initiatives for primary care physicians it is possible to optimize the perception of diagnosis and treatment in patients with gout.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Chinchilla S, Urionagüena I, Perez-Ruiz F. Impact of an Educational Program for the Management of Gout Directed to Primary Care Physicians [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/impact-of-an-educational-program-for-the-management-of-gout-directed-to-primary-care-physicians/. Accessed December 5, 2020.
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