Living with Arthritis provides an overview of arthritis that is grounded in the realities of living with a long-term condition often characterised by pain, fatigue, physical limitations, anxiety or depression. Arthritis is one of the most common, long-term conditions affecting millions of people worldwide The book draws not only on the growing body of literature in psychosocial rheumatology, but also on Professor Barlow's own research A substantial section devoted to interventions with a psychological basis
Julie Barlow is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Professor of Health Psychology with over 18 years' research experience, primarily in the field of self-management for people with long-term health conditions. She has been Director of a Research Centre at Coventry University since 1994.
1. Introduction. 2. Arthritis and its treatment. 3. Psychological factors in onset, diagnosis and course of disease. 4. Life with arthritis. 5. The psychological impact on person and family. 6. The social impact on person and family. 7. Healthcare and disease management. 8. Psychological interventions. 9. Case studies. 10. Agenda