Arthritis and disability

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess, Charlotte Smedley, Melissa Wong, Anna Jones
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: Arthritis Australia
Non-Staff Involved: Thushara Halnethilage (SPRC intern), Phillip Hayes (SPRC Research Associate)

The project examines the lived experience of people with arthritis and the disability impact of arthritis on their quality of life. It aims to identify the potential effects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The projects collects information about quality of life, support needs, experience of good support, and gaps in support, for people with arthritis. Methods include a review of national and international literature; roundtables, interviews and surveys from people with arthritis, their families and the organisations that provide support to them.


Arthritis and disability: Executive summary (PDF) [425 Kb]

Arthritis and disability: Final report (PDF) [876 Kb]

Arthritis and disability: Research plan (PDF) [131 Kb]


Arthritis sufferers excluded from everyday life