Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200646
Title: Attitudes and Behaviors of Patients With Rheumatic Diseases During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Outbreak
Authors: Ma, Margaret HY
Tay, Sen Hee 
Cheung, Peter PM
Santosa, Amelia
Chan, Yiong Huak
Yip, James WL
Mak, Anselm
Lahiri, Manjari
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Rheumatology
COVID-19
immunosuppressants
rheumatic diseases
survey
CLINICAL-COURSE
SERIES
LUPUS
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2021
Publisher: J RHEUMATOL PUBL CO
Citation: Ma, Margaret HY, Tay, Sen Hee, Cheung, Peter PM, Santosa, Amelia, Chan, Yiong Huak, Yip, James WL, Mak, Anselm, Lahiri, Manjari (2021-01-01). Attitudes and Behaviors of Patients With Rheumatic Diseases During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Outbreak. JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY 48 (1) : 35-39. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200646
Abstract: Objective. To evaluate attitudes and behaviors of patients with rheumatic diseases during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Methods. An online survey delivered by text message to 4695 patients on follow-up at a tertiary rheumatology center. Latent class analysis was performed on the survey variables. Results. There were 2239 (47.7%) who responded to the survey and 3 clusters were identified. Cluster 3 (C3) was defined by patients who were most worried about COVID-19, more likely to wear face masks, and more likely to alter or stop their medications. Patients in C3 were more likely to be female, Malay, and unemployed. Conclusion. We identified 3 clusters with different healthcare beliefs and distinct sociodemographics.
Source Title: JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/206172
ISSN: 0315162X
14992752
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.200646
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