Reaching Out with Arthritis Research (ROAR) 2018

Dr. Catherine Backman

Moving from “What’s the matter?” to “What matters”


How do you measure whether an arthritis treatment is working? Doctors decide if a person’s treatment is effective based on a series of targets – low disease activity, remission, fewer symptoms etc. But if a mom can’t pick up her child or an employee can’t do his or her job, does it matter that the treatment is “working” from a medical perspective? Dr. Catherine Backman turns the traditional way of measuring treatment success on its head. Find out how to stop thinking about arthritis as something that happens to you and start thinking about controlling the disease so you can do the activities that matter most to you.

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