Arthritis Website to Improve with Funding Boost

By Petrina Smith
Tuesday, 20 August, 2013



A University of Sydney arthritis website has received a funding boost from the federal government.


The MyJointPain.or.au website will be enhanced to make it even easier for people to use.


Website develop Professor David Hunter, an expert in osteoarthritis treatment, said MyJointPain.org.au is an easy to use, online support tool that gives people living with osteoarthritis access to a credible resource that will help them manage their condition and improve their mobility and quality of life.


"This new funding will allow MyJointPain.org.au to be expanded and improved with additional features such as video content, an online moderated community forum and mobile smartphone applications, making it even more user-friendly," he said.


MyJointPain.org.au was developed as a result of a collaboration between Arthritis Australia and the Bupa Health Foundation, to help people to manage their osteoarthritis.


The website offers three major support functions. Firstly, the user will answer questions about their situation, they then receive a summary of their risk of hip or knee osteoarthritis along with management options for osteoarthritis in any joint. In addition they receive regular updates and ongoing support to keep them on track with managing their joint pain.


 

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