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Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2009 Jul-Aug;27(4):649-50.

Methotrexate information booklet study 2008.

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Department of Rheumatology, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. ausafmohammad@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

I n order to assess the value of using the methotrexate information booklet, we conducted a single blind prospective controlled trial of the patients attending two rheumatology services.

METHODS:

The active-arm (n=40) used the MTX information booklet for the patients' education and the control-arm (n=38) did not. Patients' interviews were conducted over a 6-month period using an MTX-questionnaire.

RESULTS:

The entire active-arm patients (100%) were taking folic-acid and 32 (80%) knew the reason why they were taking folic-acid vs. [30 (79%) and 10 (26%) in the control-arm]. In the active-arm 35 (88%) knew the reason for their monthly blood tests vs. 18 (47%) in the control-arm. The entire active-arm was aware of the need for contraception use and MTX-side effects vs. 23 (60%) and 15 (40%) in the control-arm respectively.

CONCLUSIONS:

The use of the MTX information booklet in our cohort improved their understanding of the treatment.

PMID:
19772799
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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