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Does wearing arthritis gloves help with hand pain and function? A qualitative study into patients’ views and experiences.


Prior Y, Bartley C, Adams J, Firth J, Culley J, O'Neill TW, Hammond A
Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2022; 6(1):rkac007.
PMID: 35237741.


Arthritis gloves are frequently prescribed to people with undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis (UIA) or RA to help reduce hand pain and improve function. Nested within a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of arthritis gloves (Isotoner gloves loose-fitting placebo gloves) in people with RA and UIA, this qualitative study aimed to explore participants' views on the impact of wearing arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function.