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New research highlights disability impact of arthritis - Media Release (10 October 2013)
Arthritis second most common cause of disability in Australia – People not getting the support they need
New research released for World Arthritis Day highlights the enormous but often silent disability burden of arthritis and highlights the need to recognise that arthritis can be a disability as well as a medical condition. The research also busts the myth that arthritis only affects old people.
Wendy Favorito, Consumer Director of Arthritis Australia, which commissioned the research, said that arthritis is the second most common cause of disability in Australia but because you can’t always see the effects, it can be hard to understand the impact the condition has on people’s lives.
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Reviewed and updated October 2013
Tell us about how arthritis affects you or someone you care for (9 October 2013)
The University of New South Wales and Arthritis Australia invite you to tell us about how arthritis affects your life and your ability to do the things you want to do.
Your input will help us better understand the service and support needs of people with arthritis and increase awareness of the impact of arthritis on people’s lives. This will help us provide and lobby for better services, including through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Please help us by completing this online survey which will take about 15 minutes.
By completing this survey, you will go into a draw to win a $200 Coles or Myer gift voucher.
For general queries on the research, contact Franca Marine on (02) 95184441 or
Thank you for your assistance in completing the survey.