The impact of arthritis on pain and quality of life: An Australian survey

International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 11/26/2013

This study aims to determine the impact of arthritis pain and quality of life among adults with arthritis–related pain in Australia. Persons with arthritis in Australia demonstrate marked pain–related functional impairment characterized by difficulty with many aspects of daily activity. The results suggest that a substantial benefit may be derived from increased awareness of the disease and increased knowledge about the potential for improved management.

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