Ankylosing spondylitis: living with the condition

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, May 2009, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2009.3.5.42367

How Ankylosing Spondylitis affects a person's daily life is explored and coping method are outlined.

What is it about?

This article explores the impact of Ankylosing Spondylitis on a person's daily life and outlines ways to help to make activities easier to manage. It suggests ways that HCAs and APs can facilitate this process.

Why is it important?

Ankylosing Spondylitis can cause pain, fatigue and limitation of joint mobility, particularly within the spinal column. These symptoms can affect a person's ability to cope with many activities of daily life. By the adoption of alternative techniques, many tasks can be made easier to manage.


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However, sometimes it may be necessary to consider the provision of assistive devices and adaptation of property or the alteration of a work environment.

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