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Table 1 Summary of Major Themes and Related Subthemes

From: Perspectives of patients, first-degree relatives and rheumatologists on preventive treatments for rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative analysis

Theme Sub-Themes
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Living with RA
Being Proactive about My Health
Wanting a Better Quality of Life
Trying to Avoid the Side Effects of Medications On Health (not deteriorating for patients)
On Lifestyle (not getting worse for both patients and first-degree relatives)
Having Concerns about the Impact of the Test
Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioning if Preventive Treatment Is Appropriate
Needing More Evidence Due to uncertainty about the treatment
Due to gaps in knowledge about RA
Implementing Preventive Treatment for RA In clinical practice with patients
At the health system level
Wanting Alternatives to Medication: For Preventive Treatment