Behavioral intervention improved healthy behaviors, reduced flare frequency in RA

11.10.17

MedPage is writing about our RA program, and for good reason. Uma presented our poster at the American College of Rheumatology conference in San Diego last week.

A few highlights about participants:

  • Gained a 16.1% increase in their mental health as reported by the PROMIS Global-10 questionnaire (average pre score = 41.4 vs average post score = 47.6, p < 0.001).
  • Reported a 50% reduction in the number of flares they experienced in the previous month (pre = 6.6 vs post = 3.3, p < 0.001).
  • Observed 50% increase in medication adherence (pre = 0.4 vs post = 0.2, p = 0.01)

In conclusion, results suggest that a patient-centered health coaching program is effective. Check out the poster here.