Fit for Work

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the New Zealand Labour Market

The economic cost of arthritis in New Zealand in 2010

Report by Access Economics Pty Limited for Arthritis New Zealand

Facebook as an Online Support Group for Arthritis NZ

A mixed methods study – by Bonnie White (University of Otago)

Access to Innovative treatments

Access to innovative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis in New Zealand. A comparison with Australia and the UK

New Zealand Health Report: Chronic Pain

A recent phone poll of over 1,600 New Zealand adults commissioned by Pfizer New Zealand in partnership with Arthritis New Zealand shows that many people who experience chronic pain feel their condition is misunderstood by society and sometimes by healthcare professionals.
Chronic pain is a complex condition to treat because it is present among many illnesses, from arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis to other musculoskeletal pain disorders.
The Pfizer New Zealand Health Report: Chronic Pain, released today, found that one in eight (12%) New Zealand respondents are affected by chronic pain, and 65 per cent of those with chronic pain said other people often or sometimes doubted the reality of their pain. Thirty-five per cent of all respondents agreed with the statement that chronic pain is used as an excuse for people who don’t want to work.