Journal article

A systematic review of interventions to improve knowledge and self-management skills concerning contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Ilana N Ackerman, Gene-Siew Ngian, Sharon Van Doornum, Andrew M Briggs

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

This systematic review aimed to determine the effectiveness of interventions for improving knowledge and/or self-management skills concerning contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We searched four databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Trials, PsycINFO) using a comprehensive search strategy. Studies were eligible if they were prospective, published in English from 2004 to 2015, included participants with RA and tested an intervention designed to improve knowledge and/or self-management skills relating to family planning, pregnancy or breastfeeding. As no studies met the latter criterion, the search strategy was expanded to include all prospective ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by unrestricted grant-in-aid funding from AbbVie, Janssen and UCB, with in-kind support from Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria. Dr Ackerman is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship (#520004). The study sponsors had no role in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.