Session Type: ACR Poster Session B
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: The poor adherence to urate lowering therapy is due to a lack of appropriate information. This study performed to analyze the effect of education for patients with gout.
Methods: Patients were enrolled by categorizing in two groups, education and non-education. Face-to-face education was conducted by the specialist nurse, and an information leaflet about lifestyle advice and urate lowering therapy was also given to all participants. Non-education group also received an education on their second visit (after two or three month from first visit). The patient satisfaction were assessed using the visual analogue scale (0 to100 mm) and patients’satisfaction questionnaire, Questionnaire regarding patient’s knowledge about gout. Also, we analyzed the serum uric acid level and drug compliance.
Results: A total of 100 patients were randomized to education or non-education group. patients’ satisfaction in visual analogue scale was significantly higher in education group (education group: 87.5±24.5 mm, vs. non-education group: 75.4±20.3 mm, P=0.008). Also, patients’satisfaction questionnaire was significantly higher in education group (education group: 4.02±0.4, vs. non-education group: 3.71±0.39, P<0.001). The level of knowledge about gout was higher in education group (education group: 7.38±2.0, vs. non-education group: 6.08±2.42, P=0.004). The serum uric acid level on second visit (after two or three month from first visit) is decreased in education group (baseline: 5.73±1.72 mg/dL, vs. second visit: 5.09±1.62 mg/dL, P=0.032 ). Besides, drug compliance on second visit is improved in education group without statistical significance (baseline: 88.76±18.47 %, vs. second visit: 92.91±11.56 %, P>0.05).
Conclusion: Nurse-delivered face -to-face education including the nature of gout and its treatment options is improved the patients’ satisfaction and their treatment adherence.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Yoo IS, Park CK, Kim J, Yoo SJ, Shim SC, Kang SW. The Patient Education for Gout Patients Ameliorate the Patients’ Satisfaction and Serum Uric Acid Level [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017; 69 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/the-patient-education-for-gout-patients-ameliorate-the-patients-satisfaction-and-serum-uric-acid-level/. Accessed July 31, 2021.
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