Development of a Rheumatoid Arthritis Education Program using the PRECEDE_PROCEED Model

Haidar Nadrian, Ali Morowatisharifabad & Kaveh Bahmanpour
Background: In order to help rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in carrying out and at¬taining relevant self-care behaviors and adaptation to the physical limitations of this dis¬ease and, conse¬quently, promoting their level of health status, an education program based on the PRECEDE component of the PRECEDE–PROCEED model targeting patients with RA was developed. This paper describes the planning of a RA Patient Education Program (RAPEP) designed to promote their quality of life. Methods: The development of...