Table 2

Percentage correct on methotrexate knowledge items of 135 RA subjects who reported taking methotrexate
Percentage correct
1. Once-weekly dosing 80
2. Alcohol consumption 53
3. Frequency of blood-test monitoring 84
4a. Teratogenicity (women <50) 81
4b. Teratogenicity (men) 22
Possible side effects
5. Nausea 42
6. Cytopenias 27
7. Stomatitis 43
8. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 23
9. Hepatotoxicity 57
10. Role of folic acid 64
11. Methotrexate as disease modifier 64
12. Numeracy: total weekly dose 66
13. Numeracy: split dose on same day 60

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Barton et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R157   doi:10.1186/ar4340

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