Primary care-based evaluation of patient education for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Triggs, E., Victor, C., Ross, F. and Axford, J. (2000) Primary care-based evaluation of patient education for osteoarthritis of the knee. Methods of Information in Medicine, 39(3), pp. 241-245. ISSN (print) 0026-1270

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Abstract

Primary healthcare research in the UK has expanded in conjunction with the wider agenda of a primary care led National Health Service (NHS). This reflects international reconsideration of the place of primary healthcare within national healthcare systems. However the role and standing of research in primary care tends to be marginal and less influential than that originating in research establishments or medical schools pursuing biomedical investigations. There are many reasons for this, some of which this paper attempts to elucidate. We address the perspectives and relationships between 'stakeholder' groups in the field of primary care and highlight the ways in which such relationships affect research in this area. The development of a primary care research project concerned with osteoarthritis of the knee (the OAK project) is used as an exemplar of these stresses and we suggest ways in which the difficulties encountered may be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
Depositing User: Charlie Royle
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 13:21
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/28423

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