The Condition Information Sheets posted below provide 'entry level' information on a range of conditions and management for people with arthritis. The sheets were developed by Arthritis Australia in collaboration with the ARA, RACGP, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australian Practice Nurses Association, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Australian General Practice Network and consumers with funding support from the Australian Government.
The current versions of the information sheets noted below are available via the Arthritis Australia website or at the following direct link.
Multicultural versions are available in the following languages: Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Persian, Spanish, Vietnamese.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Haemochromatosis and Haemochromatotic Arthritis
- Juvenille Arthritis
- Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Reactive Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ross River Virus
- Sjogren Syndrome
- What is arthritis
General Management JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Anterior knee pain
- Chronic pain
- Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
- Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)
- Good sleep habits
- Growing pains (Benign nocturnal limb pains (BNLP))
- Hypermobility syndromes
- Juvenile dermatomysoitis (JDM)
- Localised scleroderma
- Sever's disease
- Uveitis in Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- My Joint Pain - for more information about osteoarthritis management.
- Cochrane Musculoskeletal Reviews
- Disease Activity Scores
ARA Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality Indicators
- Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD)
If you would like to be part of the Australian Rheumatology Association Database, a national registry established to collect health information from all Australian patients with arthritis, please visit www.arad.org.au for more information and download our Expression of Interest form athttp://www.arad.org.au/Documents/Participantexpressionofinterest2014.pdf
ARAD is continuing to enrol people with inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Juvenile arthritis and Psoriatic arthritis.
- JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis)
Developed by the national Australian Paediatric Rheumatology Group (APRG) group and reviewed by Arthritis Australia.
Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG)
The Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of rheumatologists, immunologists, cardiologists and respiratory physicians around Australia with a special interest in improving the outcomes of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), commonly known as scleroderma, and the related scleroderma variant, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD).
More information is available on our dedicated Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG) page.