Find more resources in therapy for rheumatoid arthritis Cochrane Community. In the broader healthcare context it refers to any attempt to synthesise the results of more than one study on a particular topic area.
The term research means different things to different people, but is essentially about finding out new knowledge that could lead to changes to treatments, policies or care. The attempt to derive generalisable new knowledge by addressing clearly defined questions with systematic and rigorous methods. An inflammatory condition of joints and tendons. Can be very painful and debilitating.
An intervention that to all intents and purposes appears to be the same as that which is being assessed but which does not have the active component being assessed. This makes your joints swollen, stiff and painful. The small joints of your hands and feet are usually affected first. They can be taken in a pill form, as an injection or as a patch placed on the skin.