Arthritis and disability

Past project

The project examines the lived experience of people with arthritis and the disability impact of arthritis on their quality of life. It aims to identify the potential effects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The projects collects information about quality of life, support needs, experience of good support, and gaps in support, for people with arthritis. Methods include a review of national and international literature; roundtables, interviews and surveys from people with arthritis, their families and the organisations that provide support to them.

Funding Agency

Arthritis Australia

Non-Staff Involved

Thushara Halnethilage (SPRC intern)

Phillip Hayes (SPRC Research Associate)


Arthritis and disability: Executive summary (PDF) [425 Kb]

Arthritis and disability: Final report (PDF) [876 Kb]

Arthritis and disability: Research plan (PDF) [131 Kb]


Arthritis sufferers excluded from everyday life

People Involved

Charlotte Smedley

Organisational units