Attributes and skills of an effective musculoskeletal consumer. Academic Article uri icon

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  • The OMERACT 7 Effective Musculoskeletal Consumer Workshop brought together people with rheumatoid arthritis, healthcare professionals, and researchers to discuss what they thought made a musculoskeletal consumer effective at managing their disease. Preliminary work before OMERACT provided a draft list of potential characteristics of an effective consumer. Participants at the workshop provided feedback about the list including relevance, missing items, format, and language. The feedback provided was useful and will be incorporated into a revised list to aid in the development of an instrument to measure health consumer effectiveness.


  • Tugwell, Peter S
  • Wilson, Andrew J
  • Brooks, Peter M
  • Driedger, S Michelle
  • Gallois, Cindy
  • O'Connor, Annette M
  • Qualman, Ann
  • Santesso, Nancy
  • Wale, Janet
  • Wells, George A

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  • November 2005