Daily temporal self-care responses to osteoarthritis symptoms by older African Americans and whites.

@article{Silverman2008DailyTS,
  title={Daily temporal self-care responses to osteoarthritis symptoms by older African Americans and whites.},
  author={Myrna Silverman and Jean F Nutini and Donald Musa and Jennifer King and Steve M Albert},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={319-37}
}
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis and is among the most prevalent chronic conditions in the USA. Because there is no known cure for OA, treatment is directed towards the alleviation of pain, improving function, and limiting disability. The major burden of care falls on the individual, who tailors personal systems of care to alleviate troublesome symptoms. To date, little has been known about the temporal variations in self-care that older patients with OA develop, nor… CONTINUE READING