publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Focus on Chronic Disease through Different Lenses of Expertise : Towards Implementation of Patient-Focused Decision Support Preventing Disability: The Example of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dahlström, Örjan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande
  • Country: Sweden
Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease. Treatment strategies emphasize early multi-professional interventions to reduce disease activity and to prevent disability, but there is a lack of knowledge on how optimal treatment can be provided to each individual patient. Aim: To elucidate how clinical manifestations of early RA are associated to disease and disability outcomes, to strive for greater potential to establish prognosis in early RA, and to facilitate implementation of decision support through analyses of the decision-making environment in chronic care. Methods: Multivariate statistics and mathematical modelling, as well a...
free text keywords: Clinical Decision Support, Rheumatology, Prognosis, Disability, Fatigue, Knowledge Engineering, Kliniskt beslutsstöd, reumatologi, prognos, funktionshinder, trötthet, kunskapsmodellering, Social Work, Socialt arbete
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