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A Public Health Framework for CDC-State Arthritis Prevention Programs
- Target Population: Persons affected by arthritis.
- Arthritis: Diagnosed arthritis, symptoms of arthritis or chronic joint symptom.
- Overall Program Goal: Increase quality of life among persons with arthritis.
- Awareness of the signs, symptoms, and management options of/for arthritis.
- Awareness of the need for early diagnosis and appropriate management.
- Inclusion of self management as part of routine medical care for arthritis.
- Participation in self management programs among persons with arthritis.
Short Term Goals:
- Increase early diagnosis and appropriate management.
- Improve/increase self management attitudes and behaviors among persons with arthritis.
Long Term Goals:
- Decrease pain and disability among persons with arthritis.
- Improve physical, psychosocial and work function among persons with arthritis.
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