Effects of needs-based patient education on self-efficacy and health outcomes in people with rheumatoid arthritis: a multicentre, single blind, randomised controlled trial

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Ndosi et al (2014) explored educational needs in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by using the established Educational Needs Assessment Tool (ENAT), a self-completed questionnaire, to allow patients to prioritise these needs.


The aim of this nurse-led study was to evaluate the effects of needs-based patient education on self-efficacy, health outcomes and patient knowledge in people with RA. The authors suggest that needs-based education helps improve patients’ self-efficacy and some aspects of health status.