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Healthier Living with Arthritis Online Workshop

The Healthier Living with Arthritis workshop is the online version of the community-based Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP), also known as the Arthritis Self-Help Course.

What is the Healthier Living with Arthritis workshop?

  • A 6-week, highly-interactive, online small-group workshop
  • Two peer moderators per workshop
  • New lessons posted each week
  • Small groups of about 25 go throught workshop together
  • Participants log on at their convenience 2-3 times per week for a total of about 2 hours per week
  • Participants do not need to log on at the same time

How was the workshop evaluated?

  • 855 adults with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or fibromyalgia and internet and email access were randomly assigned to workshop or usual care control
  • 6 months after the workshop, the workshop group improved in all health status measures and in communication with physician and self-efficacy
  • One year after the workshop, there continued to be significant improvement in all health status measures and in minutes of aerobic exercise and self-efficacy
  • No significant differences in health care utilization were found

3 women spanning generations

Is the workshop available now?

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has licensed the Healthier Living with Arthritis online program. Contact Jay Greenberg, jay.greenberg@ncoa.org for more information