2014-09-22 | News

Capsana launches a new publication, Taking Stock of Osteoarthritis

Today, Capsana launched a new publication, Taking Stock of Osteoarthritis, a 12 page patient information tool. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of joint disease, affects 1 in 10 people in Canada.

This publication gives patients a better understanding of osteoarthritis, its risk factors, and ways to prevent and treat it. As well, it offers strategies for relieving symptoms and improving quality of life, and information about the most commonly prescribed medications and the various professional specialists who can help patients live well with the condition.

Available in English and French, the publication makes an excellent complement to patient information and explanations given during consultations.

Taking Stock of Osteoarthritis was produced with the financial assistance of AstraZeneca and the support of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Quebec College of Family Physicians, the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec, the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec, the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec, the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, and the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec. The content was developed by health care professionals, including two rheumatologists, and reviewed by the Arthritis Society.

For more information or to order any of Capsana’s publications, visit publications.capsana.ca/en.

About Capsana’s publications

For over 15 years, Capsana has been developing and distributing publications on various health-related topics, including themed series on cardiovascular health, mental health and bone health. Developed by health care professionals and experts and supported by reputable health care organizations, Capsana’s publications contain current, accurate information based on the latest guidelines and recommendations, and are known for their rigorous, credible content. They are available through the public health care network, in medical clinics, and at selected pharmacies.