Thursday, 13 November 2014

Arthritis and disability

Arthritis and Disability is a report on the lived experience of people with arthritis and similar conditions. It was commissioned by Arthritis Australia and outlines the methods, findings and implications of this research, carried out by the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Arthritis is the second leading cause of disability and the most common cause of chronic pain in Australia, and the most prevalent long-term health condition, affecting 3 million people or about 15 per cent of the population. This work looks at the extent to which arthritis is associated with disability–who is affected, how people are affected, what helps people cope with their condition day to day, and how support services can be improved.

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