Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paperback | December 22, 1995

byRay Fitzpatrick, Stanton Newman, Tracey Revenson

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a major cause of disability affecting about 1% of the population. Although much effort has been expended on research into the causes and cures of RA, little progress has been made. The focus of treatment in RA is on reducing the disabling consequences of the disease and controlling the symptoms.
Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritisexamines the nature of RA and its symptoms of pain and stiffness. The role of health care professionals and the individual's encounters with the doctor are important to understand as these experiences influence the individual's behaviour and understanding of their RA.
This book will be an invaluable aid to the considerable number of people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, their families, carers and all health professionals involved in its treatment.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a major cause of disability affecting about 1% of the population. Although much effort has been expended on research into the causes and cures of RA, little progress has been made. The focus of treatment in RA is on reducing the disabling consequences of the disease and controlling the symptoms.Understandin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.8 inPublished:December 22, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415105412

ISBN - 13:9780415105415

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"This book examines the nature of rheumatoid arthritus (RA), along with its treatment, individual experiences, and the various symptoms involved... The book is designed for those health care professional who treat individuals with RA, as well as for those who actually suffer from RA and their families and caregivers."
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