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A Mixed-Methods Study Examining the Work and Financial Burden Borne by Working-Age Adults with Arthritis

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posted on 15.06.2021, 01:32 by DANIELLE EVA BERKOVIC
Arthritis contributes to poor physical and mental health outcomes, reduced ability to work, and personal financial burden. A mixed-methods study was conducted to examine the impacts of living with arthritis on younger, working-age adults, where these specific issues are prominent. It was found that working-age adults with arthritis avoid certain professions due to physical symptoms, and experience lost productivity in the workplace. They also bear high personal costs for arthritis-related healthcare, and experience high levels of financial distress. These findings can raise awareness of the broader personal impacts of arthritis beyond pain and support the provision of person-centred care.

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Principal supervisor

Ilana

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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