Sakthi Priya P Rasti Azad Bakr Dr. APriyadharshini


Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic symmetrical autoimmune inflammatory disease that primarily affects small joints progresses to larger joints and ultimately affects the skin, eyes, heart, kidney and lungs. It is essential to identify incorrect beliefs and common knowledge about rheumatic diseases in the general population.Aim and Objectives: The aim of our study is to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice level towards rheumatoid arthritis in general population by circulate a questionnaire Result and Discussion: One out of four participants considered false general beliefs as true and approximately 20% did not have detailed knowledge on rheumatoid arthritis. Conclusion: As a result, the conclusions based on the sample size used couldn’t be generalized to the uneducated population. Despite the positive results, it is recommended that people attempt to enhance their knowledge, attitude and practice of Rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune diseases by participating in more health education program.

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