Osteoarthritis: more than a stiff joint

Budden, Lea (2014) Osteoarthritis: more than a stiff joint. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 21 (7). p. 45.

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Osteoarthritis is one of over 100 types of arthritis and a major chronic health problem for many older Australians aged 45 years and over. Over two million adults in Australia suffer with this condition and it is one of the most common reasons for visiting GP clinics (AIHW 2011; Arthritis Australia 2012). The disease can be caused by trauma and ageing breakdowns in the articular cartilage. These changes lead to inflammation of body joints, pain, stiffness and often disability. The most frequently affected joints are those which are weight bearing such as hips, knees and spine (AIHW 2010). This condition is more common in females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (AIHW 2011).

Item ID: 31129
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2202-7114
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 04:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111004 Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) @ 100%
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