[IRAS project No. 264690]
The primary objective of this research was to study the main opportunities and challenges to technology supported RA care for patients and clinicians. Moreover, we aimed to answer the following questions:
This was a mixed methods study with four parallel arms: Patient questionnaire, Patient semi-structured interview; Clinician Questionnaire, Clinician semi-structured interview. Patients over the ago of 18 with a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and clinicians specialising in Rheumatology >1 year were eligible to participate. All patients will be recruited from the Rheumatology dept at Mile End Hospital. Clinicians were recruited electronically, via contacts of a Rheumatology Clinical Research Fellow, and various local and national Rheumatology e-mail lists.
The study closed in April 2021 and papers are currently being drafted for submission.
Supported by NIHR Barts Biomedical Research Centre
The protocol can be downloaded here: AtTRA Protocol V3.0 [PDF 687KB]