Qualitative Methods to Advance Care, Diagnosis, and Therapy in Rheumatic Diseases

Lesley Ann Saketkoo, John D. Pauling

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This article provides an overview of the basis, usefulness, and validity of qualitative methods in research. It is aimed to enhance the understanding of a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from those mystified by such approaches, to those wanting a better critical knowledge to apply to literature review, and for health care providers considering developing an interest in the field. Qualitative research is crucial in augmentation of disease knowledge as well as the development of incremental care strategies and operational aspects of care that improves health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-284
Number of pages18
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Early online date21 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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  • Coding
  • Conceptual framework
  • Ethnography
  • Focus group
  • Interview
  • Patient perspective
  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative
  • Patient Care
  • Rheumatic Diseases/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Qualitative Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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