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Rheumatoid arthritis: what nurses need to know

Nurses can play a vital role in helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage the condition, cope with medication side effects and live the best quality life

Nurses can play a vital role in helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage the condition, cope with medication side effects and live the best quality life

  • About 1% of the UK population is affected by rheumatoid arthritis, with women more likely to have it than men
  • Comorbidities, including osteoarthritis, can pose challenges when treating those who are older
  • Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis depends on symptoms and should be aimed at achieving remission or low disease activity

What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and how does it differ from osteoarthritis?

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