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8 million in 2005 to nearly 67 million by 2030 in the Unites States (Hootman & Helmick, 2006). Arthritis and other chronic conditions are long-term diseases and as the population ages, more people will have to live with arthritis for a longer period of time (Leveille, Wee, & Iezzoni, 2005). Furthermore, it is a leading cause of functional activity limitations among older adults and by 2030, 25 million are projected to report arthritis-attributable activity limitations (Hootman & Helmick, 2006).
2002). , 2001; Verbrugge & Juarez, 2001; Verbrugge & Patrick, 1995). A comprehensive review of studies by Dunlop et al. (2003b) indicates that more than one-ﬁfth of people with arthritis are unable to perform major activities of daily life. These include disabilities in the areas of work, mobility, activities, and ADLs. ADL limitations speciﬁcally were reported by one-third to half of people over 70 years of age with arthritis. For middle and late life, arthritis ranks ﬁrst for limitations among both women and men (Verbrugge & Patrick, 1995).