Table 2 RA patients’ responses to the closed questions of the interview

From: Perceptions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis about self-assessment of disease activity after watching an educational video: a qualitative pilot study from the AUTO-DAS in Middle Eastern Arab countries project

  Answers N (%)
How feasible is it for you to do your own assessment of your disease activity using auto-DAS? Feasible 46 (74) Partially feasible 14 (23) Not feasible 1 (2)
Do you feel capable of doing your own assessment using auto-DAS? Always 41 (66) Partially 18 (29) Never 2 (3)
Do you feel confident in doing your own assessment using auto-DAS? Always 37 (60) Sometimes 21 (34) Never 3 (5)
When would you feel more confident in doing your own assessment using auto-DAS? Remission 9 (15) Flare 29 (47) No difference 23 (37)
Will you continue to do your own self-assessment using auto-DAS in the long term? Always 28 (45) Sometimes 19 (31) I do not know 11 (18)
Do you think that your own evaluation of your disease using auto-DAS can replace the doctor’s visit? Yes 1 (2) Partially 11 (18) No 48 (77)
Do you think that the video was helpful in facilitating your self-assessment using auto-DAS? Yes 57 (92) Partially 3 (5) No 0 (0)