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Table 3 Fears related to synthetic and biological DMARDs

From: Fears and beliefs of people living with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review

Fears Author and year of publication
Fear of treatment failure Sanderson 2009 [60]
Fear of being taken of a drug Sanderson 2009 [60]
Fear of side effects of treatment (mainly long- term side effects) Goodacre 2004 [4]
Popa-Lisseanu 2005 [61]
Wong 2007 [5]
Sanderson 2009 [60]
Fitzcharles 2009 [62]
Kumar 2011 [43]
Van den Bent 2011 [63]
Hayden 2015 [14]
Gadallah 2015 [42]
Pasma 2015 [15]
Nota 2015 [64]
Fear of “too many pills/too many drugs”, fear of over-prescription Popa-Lisseanu 2005 [61]
Wong 2007 [5]
Fitzcharles 2009 [62]
Fear of drug interaction Fitzcharles 2009 [62]
Fear of addiction Goodacre 2004 [4]
Wong 2007 [5]
Sanderson 2009 [60]
Fitzcharles 2009 [62]
Kumar 2011 [43]
Van den Bent 2011 [63]
Nota 2015 [64]
Fear of masking disease Fitzcharles 2009 [62]
Fear of drugs causing reduced life expectancy Goodacre 2004 [4]
Fear of being disappointed with a new treatment Nyman 1999 [46]
Fear of too many changes in therapy Kumar 2011 [43]