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Review Article

Medication Adherence in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Effect of Patient Education, Health Literacy, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Table 2

Databases accessed displaying search terms employed, quantity of results, access limitation, reasons for exclusion, and accepted papers dealing with the effect of patient education and literacy on medication adherence in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Database  
Search terms
ResultsReasons for exclusion Accepted citations ref. number

PsycINFO via OvidSP host
Rheuma* arthritis [or] Rheuma* disease [or] RA
and
Complian* [or] non?compli* [or] adherence [or] non?adherence [or] refusal [or] regime*
and
Medic* [or] pharmac*or drug or treatment or therapy or biologic or ?DMARD? or disease?modifying*
and
Patient education*or intervention or strategy or knowledge or health liter*  or understanding
20, juvenile/paediatric population
, review/qualitative/
book
, not relevant
[58]

EBM Reviews, All-Cochrane DSR, ACP Journal Club, DARE, and CCTR OvidSP host
Rheuma* arthritis [or] RA [or] rheama* disease
and
Complian* [or] non?compli*[or] adherence [or] non?adherence [or] refusal [or] regime
and
Medic*[or] pharmac* [or] drug or treatment or therapy or biologic or ?DMARD?
473, already included
, not relevant
[75]

MedLine via OvidSP host
Rheuma* arthritis [or] RA [or] rheama* disease
and
Complian*   [or] non?compli*   [or] adherence [or] non?adherence [or] refusal [or] regime
and
Medic* [or] pharmac*    or drug or treatment or therapy or biologic or ?DMARD?  
and
Medication
221, already included
, juvenile population
, review/qualitative/
book
, not relevant
, female-only sample
[28, 59]

The asterisk star is a wildcard search character. In this instance, it represents a string of characters, for example, the * matches zero or more characters, so rheum * will generate rheumatoid, rheumatology, rheumatic and so forth.

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