Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: From apathy to action

Hewlett, S. (2007) Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: From apathy to action. Future Rheumatology, 2 (5). pp. 439-442. ISSN 1746-0816

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/17460816.2.5.439

Abstract

Fatigue is a common problem in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), experienced by the majority of patients, with fatigue scores that are often higher than pain scores. Despite this, patients feel fatigue has been largely ignored by clinicians. This article provides a personal overview of the journey of RA fatigue from ‘nonexistence’ to ‘hot topic’ and looks toward a time when fatigue might return to nonexistence because it is routinely and effectively managed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Nursing and Midwifery
ID Code:1627
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Deposited On:21 Jan 2010 13:06
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