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This information is intended for UK healthcare professionals only.

This video has been commissioned and developed by Pfizer.

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) is the single most common cause of disability in older adults.1
  • OA can be a large barrier to mobility and independence.
  • Chronic pain can lead to multiple losses for an individual, including social activities and a sense of self-worth.3
  • Chronic pain caused by OA has an impact on:4–9
    • relationships
    • ability to keep active
    • mental health
    • work
    • healthy ageing
    • heart health
    • daily life. 

References

  1. Kaplan W et al. WHO: Priority medicines for Europe and the World 2013 Update. 2013: Chapter 6 Section 12. Available at: www.who.int/medicines/areas/priority_medicines/MasterDocJune28_FINAL_Web.pdf (accessed May 2021)
  2. OA in General Practice 2013. Arthritis Research UK, page 4. Available at: www.versusarthritis.org/media/2115/osteoarthritis-in-general-practice.pdf (accessed May 2021)
  3. Curtis SA and Pirie Kl. Br J Pain 2018; 12: 136–44
  4. Martire LM, et al. Pain 2013; 154: 1725–31
  5. Wilkie R, et al. Rheumatology 2014; 53: 459–64
  6. Agarwal P and Sambamoorthi U. J Gen Int Med 2015; 30: 1803–11
  7. Clynes MA, et al. Aging Clin Exp Res 2019; 31: 1049–56
  8. Conaghan PG, et al. Rheumatology 2015; 54: 270–77
  9. OARSI. Osteoarthritis: A Serious Disease, Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 1, 2016

 

 

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Date of preparation: May 2021