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Internet-based education tool improved self-management, QoL in teens with JIA

Internet-based education tool improved self-management, QoL in teens with JIA
November 8, 2017

SAN DIEGO — An internet-based education and management program, paired with monthly health coaching, significantly improved health-related quality of life and disease management skills among teenagers with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.

“As children with JIA move into adolescence, it is important to help them develop self-management skills so they can have the appropriate skills when they move into adult care,” Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, from Child Health Evaluative Services at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, said during a press conference. “However, at least in Canada, studies have shown that 50% of young people do not successfully transition to an adult rheumatology provider.”

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