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Table 1 Research priority areas discussed within the focus groups

From: What do young people with rheumatic disease believe to be important to research about their condition? A UK-wide study

Research priority areas
Basic Science - Research that tries to increase our understanding of rheumatic disease and of finding a cure. Results may not have immediate or direct benefit to patients
Clinical Medicine and ScienceResearch focusing on finding better treatments for rheumatic disease
PsychosocialResearch which focuses on improving physical, psychological, social and spiritual outcomes for young people diagnosed with rheumatic disease and their families
Health servicesResearch that explores the best way to organise, manage, finance and deliver care to young people with rheumatic disease and their families
Public HealthResearch which focuses on putting policies in place, laws or population wide measures to improve outcomes for young people with rheumatic disease and their families