Patient Education in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00000414


This project will evaluate the effectiveness and general usefulness of two arthritis patient education programs. The first, the Arthritis Self-Management Program, is a 6-week, community-based program taught in small groups by peer leaders. The second, the Self-Managed Arthritis Relief Therapy (SMART) Program, is a computer-driven program delivered through the mail. Participants in this project are people with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis who are taking part in the larger long-term studies being conducted by ARAMIS (the Arthritis, Rheumatism and Aging Medical Information System).

Official Title

Patient Education Strategies for Better Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA)

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Physician diagnosis of OA or RA

   - Participation in the ARAMIS longitudinal study

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Age under 18


behavioral: Arthritis Self-Management Program

behavioral: SMART Program

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305