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Taking control of arthritis

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Psychosocial approaches to managing arthritis help sufferers make the most of medical care.

Take Home Messages: Psychosocial approaches that foster a sense of self reliance and a belief in the patient’s ability to cope with arthritis enhance medical care. Educational programs, coping skills training and cognitive behavioural therapy can help people gain more control over their diagnosis. Why the study matters:   People with arthritis have to cope with pain, stiffness, fatigue and physical limitations. This can have an impa...

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