Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 344

Arthritis Patients Make Multidimensional Treatment Choices, Studies Show

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 novembre 2019

CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, will present five posters, some in partnership with major academic institutions, at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 8-12, 2019) that speak to the decisions patients make when treating and tracking their arthritis. In the poster “Legal Matters: Attitudes Regarding Marijuana for Medical Use Among Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease” (November 12, 2019 from 9-11am ET), an ArthritisPower® research registry study reports that among people with arthritis responding to a survey (n=1,059 participants) who use marijuana for medical use (MMU, 37%), the majority (77%) live in a state where marijuana is legal for medical reasons, though only 40 percent have an actual medical marijuana card to legally purchase it. Among the respondents who had never used MMU (63%), illegality (40%), potential impairment (24%), and not knowing where (21%) or how (20%) to obtain MMU (legally or not) were cited as top reasons for not using it. Of respondents who live in states where marijuana is medically legal, most (68%) had informed their health care provider (HCP) about their MMU use, whereas only slightly more than half (54%, p=0.02) informed their HCP in non-legal states.
Utilizing the ArthritisPower® research registry, which now includes more than 22,000 consented participants, the 77-item survey included 1,059 participants in the United States who were over the age of 18 and reported physician-diagnosed rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease. The survey also required participants to report their current health status (NIH PROMIS Global Health), their use and perceptions of MMU and cannabidiol (CBD) products, and their related information needs. CreakyJoints independently funded this study.

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