This website has been created for people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (or other forms of inflammatory arthritis) to assist with the day to day management of their condition. It includes sections for medication management, disease tracking, specialist appointments and also general health tracking (weight/blood pressure etc). It also generates a report that can be shared with their treating health care team to monitor their progress.
It was funded by Arthritis QLD as part of the Arthritis Queensland Registrar Bursary in 2014 by Dr. Ashleigh Hennessey and Dr. Jennifer Ng.
It incorporates the use of RAPID3 which is a patient reported outcome measure that has been validated in Rheumatoid Arthritis and is used with permission.
Using the figure you are able to input which joints are painful and how severe the pain is on a day to day basis.
Answering the 10 simple questions allows you to monitor your function and impact of arthritis from day to day.
This allows you to input your symptoms on a day to day basis and monitor you progress.
The people behind My Arthritis
Rheumatology Advanced Trainee
Dr Ashleigh Hennessey is a University of Queensland graduate completing a Bachelor of Science (Physiology) in 2005 and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science in 2009. During her basic physician training she has worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Dr Jennifer Ng completed her medical degree at University of Melbourne with honours in 1996. She has worked in UK, Australia and New Zealand with specialist qualifications in UK and Australasia for internal medicine and rheumatology (MRCP and FRACP, 1999 and 2005).
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