This program is created to give you the knowledge you need to take control of your arthritis. If you have arthritis or fibromyalgia, living the most active life with the least amount of pain, fatigue and disability involves becoming an active partner in your arthritis care. This means working with your health care providers as well as learning how to manage your arthritis on a day-to-day basis.
The Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program is designed to help you learn and practice the different skills needed to build your own individualized self-management program, and gain the confidence you need to carry it out. The program allows participants to share experiences with others, offering the opportunity to both help and learn from each other.
"SP666-Arthritis Foundation Self Help Program - Take Control of Your Arthritis With Knowledge," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, 06-0246 3M 5/06 R12-5310-079-001-06, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexheal/41