Rehabilitation Program: Effect on Physical and Psychological Functioning of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Manal Houssien Nasr1, Dalia Ali Amin1, Howyda Ahmed Mohammed1 and GalilaShawky El Ganzory2 ; Elganzory, Galila 


Rheumatoid arthritis may be severe enough to restrict daily activities in the home, and workplace. The nurse has a crucial role in implementing strategies for relevant effective care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effect of rehabilitation program on the knowledge, physical and psychological Functions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The current research hypothesized that post implementation of the rehabilitation program, knowledge, physical and psychological functioning of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis scores will be higher than their pre-implementation and there is a positive correlation between level of patients' knowledge and physical functioning, worry & depression. Design: a quasiexperimental research design was used. Setting: the study was conducted at the inpatient department and outpatient clinic of rheumatoid arthritis, affiliated to Ain-shams university hospital. Sample: a purposive sample of (80) rheumatoid arthritis adult patients from both sexes; these patients were divided randomly into two equal groups: a study group (40) for application of the intervention, and a control group (40) to receive the routine management of the hospital. Tools: four tools were used for data collection 1- A pre designed patients' interviewing questionnaire. 2- Arthritis health assessment questionnaire. 3- Hospital depression scale. 4- Penn state worry questionnaire. Results: Demographic characteristics were similar for both groups. The knowledge scores were statistically significantly higher among study group (p

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Keywords rheumatoid arthritis, physical health, worry and depression, rehabilitative program
Issue Date 2015
Publisher Journal of American Science
Journal Journal of American Science 

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