Information needs of women with rheumatoid arthritis concerning pregnancy and post-natal care: August 2015

Ilana Naomi Ackerman, Joanne E Jordan, Margaret Ricardo, Sharon Van Doornum, Andrew M Briggs

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The overall aim of this study was to determine the information needs of women with RA concerning pregnancy and post-natal care. The specific research questions were: 1. What type of information (in terms of topics, scope and content) do women with RA seek in relation to pregnancy and post-natal care? 2. In what format and through what channels should this information be available? 3. What is the role of consumer-based arthritis organisations in this context? A secondary research component aimed to determine the proportion of calls to the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (A&OV) Rheumatology Help Line from women with RA requesting information concerning pregnancy and post-natal care over a six-month period.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationElsternwick Victoria Australia
PublisherArthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria
Commissioning bodyMusculoskeletal Australia
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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