be taken to ensure that their mobility and participation in family affairsto be maintained.
stated that chronic conditions have a globalimpact on patients lives. Living with Rheumatologic illness will affectnot only individual but also their family members. In the contest of rheumatologic conditions, health only the removal of all thesymptoms, as this would be an unrealistic outcome but also an unfair burden on the patients. To overcome the burden, patients requireadvice, support, guidance, motivation and education to deal withproblems presented by each new phase of their illness.
National center for chronic disease prevention and healthpromotion (2004),
reviewed the need for physical activity decreasesthe joint pain, improves ability, delays progression and disability. Inaddition to physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight andavoiding joint injuries reduce the risk of developing arthritis.
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estimated that arthritis affects more than 30% of people above the age of 65 years. The affected persons in the agegroup of 65 years and above are projected as nearly 21.4 million in2001 and it is estimated that by the year 2030, 41.4 million peoplewould be affected by arthritis. It was also noted that women (37.3%)are more prone to arthritis when compared to men.