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Flashcards in Rheumatoid Arthritis Eval and Treatment Deck (4)
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1

The main physical factors for clients with RA that affect participation are?

Pain, joint stiffness, joint deformity, decreased joint mobility and stability, atrophy and decreased muscle power, and fatigue. Clients may have peripheral neuropathies, so sensation should be evaluated.

Performance can be affected by time of day and medication use.
6. Fatigue can significantly affect the ability to perform throughout the day.

2

The main cognitive factors for clients with RA that affect participation are?

attention span, short-term memory, and problem solving—can be af-
fected by pain, sleep disturbances, depression, and medication.

3

The main psychological factors for clients with RA that affect participation are?

depression and dependence as well as stress.

4

The main social factors for clients with RA that affect participation are?

a loss of social relationships.