This article is a summary of a Cochrane systematic review: Riemsma R, Kirwan J, Taal E, Rasker J. Patient education for adults with rheumatoid arthritis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002;(3):CD003688.
An editorial discussing the main results of the review has been published: Riemsma RP, Taal E, Kirwan JR, Rasker JJ. Patient education programmes for adults with rheumatoid arthritis [editorial]. BMJ 2002;325:558–9.
The results of a Cochrane review can be interpreted differently, depending on people's perspectives and circumstances. Please consider the conclusions presented carefully. They are the opinions of review authors, and are not necessarily shared by the Cochrane Collaboration. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Dutch Arthritis Association. Any errors are the responsibility of the authors.