Herron, D, Chew-Graham, CA, Hider, S, Machin, AR, Paskins, Z, Cooke, K, Desilva, EE and Jinks, C (2021) Acceptability of nurse-led reviews for inflammatory rheumatological conditions: A qualitative study. Journal of Comorbidity, 11. -. ISSN 2235-042X

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Background: People with inflammatory rheumatological conditions (IRCs), are at increased risk of comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression. The INCLUDE pilot trial evaluated a nurse-delivered review of people with IRCs which sought to identify and initiate management of comorbid conditions. Aim: A nested qualitative study was undertaken to examine the acceptability of the INCLUDE review. Methods: A qualitative interview-based design in UK primary care settings. A purposive sample of 20 patients who attended an INCLUDE review, were interviewed. Inductive thematic analysis was undertaken. Themes were agreed through multidisciplinary team discussion and mapped onto constructs of the Theoretical Framework of Acceptability (TFA). Results: Six themes mapped onto six of the seven TFA constructs. Patients reported the review to be effective by identifying and initiating management of previously unrecognised comorbid conditions. Some participants reported barriers to following recommendations, such as lifestyle modifications or taking more medication. Conclusion: A nurse-delivered review to identify comorbidities is acceptable to patients with IRCs. The TFA provided a novel analytical lens.

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Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC925 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC927 Rheumatism
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 11:08
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 11:08
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9530

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