Clearinghouse Connector – April 2012

Links to online resources available from the Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse collection.

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A snapshot of arthritis in Australia Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2010

Population differences in health-care use for arthritis and osteoporosis in Australia Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2011

Women, health and ageing : findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Women’s Health Australia, 2010 – Section 5.3 Arthritis

Arthritis in women Arthritis Foundation (U.S.), 2012

Sex and gender differences

Gender differences in health care Arthritis Foundation, [2012]

Women, men, and rheumatoid arthritis : analyses of disease activity, disease characteristics, and treatments in the QUEST-RA Study Arthritis Research and Therapy, 2009

Sex differences in rheumatoid arthritis : more than meets the eye… BMC Medicine, 2009

Sex and gender differences in hip and knee osteoarthritis US Musculoskeletal Review, 2007

Women with knee osteoarthritis have more pain and poorer function than men, but similar physical activity prior to total knee replacement Biology of Sex Differences, 2011

Risk factors

Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, 2006 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2006

Life course body mass index and risk of knee osteoarthritis at the age of 53 years : evidence from the 1946 British birth cohort study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 2011

Lifestyle issues

The ignored majority : the voice of arthritis 2011 : a national survey to discover the impact of arthritis on Australians Arthritis Australia, 2011

Women’s insights into rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis New South Wales, 2010

Daily fatigue in women with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia Pain, 2007

Rheumatoid arthritis in women : current approach and overview of recent guidelines Female Patient, 2009

Experiences of women living with fibromyalgia : an exploratory study of their information needs and preferences Rheumatology Reports, 2011

Osteoarthritis in menopause Menopause Management, 2007

Women’s experiences of sexual health when living with rheumatoid arthritis : an explorative qualitative study BMC Muscoloskeletal Diseases, 2010

Related websites

Arthritis Victoria

Arthritis Australia

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