The burden of osteoarthritis (OA) is a heavy one, often leading to poor quality of life (QoL) due to functional limitations and loss of independence, poor sleep quality, fatigue, depressed mood, and increased healthcare expenditures. Additionally, comorbidities such as stroke, peptic ulcer, and metabolic syndrome must be considered. Therefore, proper assessment of a patient’s OA, the pain it causes, and the proper utilization of tools such as GAD-7 and PHQ-9 to assess anxiety and depression, are imperative for improving function and QoL.
Following a discussion on OA assessment strategies, this CME Outfitters Snack will focus on applying ACR/Arthritis Foundation guidelines and evaluating emerging data to meet unmet needs in the management of OA.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to integrate pain management tools for individual pain and function assessment, goal setting, and monitoring.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit: identify pain management tools for individual pain and function assessment, goal setting, and monitoring.
Supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.
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Dr. Gibofsky reports that he is on the advisory committee for AbbVie Inc.; Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a consultant for AbbVie Inc.; Acquist Therapeutics, Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; and Samumed. He is a stock shareholder (directly purchased) for AbbVie Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Pfizer Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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