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Review Article

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

Table 3

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for identification of relevant papers.

Selection criteriaInclusion criteriaExclusion criteria

ParticipantsHuman
Adult
American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of RA
Animal
Under 18 years
Gender-specific
Geriatric

Research designExperimental
Longitudinal
Qualitative
Observational
Case studies
Editorials
Cross-sectional
Retrospective cohort study

Measurement scales Validated questionnaires
Blood assays
Records/claims (pharmaceutical/insurance)
Event monitoring
Interviews

RA-specific medication Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS)
Biological DMARDS
Slow acting antirheumatic drugs (SAARDS)
Analgesics only
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Corticosteroids only

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