Rheumatoid arthritis, disability and the workplace

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause of disability worldwide. The nature of the disability impacts on all areas of life. This chapter focuses on the nature of the disability of rheumatoid arthritis with emphasis on work disability. The various approaches for minimising the disability and rehabilitating those with disability are discussed. The tools for the assessment of disability are described and their strengths and limitations outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-688
Number of pages14
JournalBailliere's Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Disability
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Work


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