Pain in early rheumatoid arthritis - predictors and development over time

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune, chronic disease, characterised by inflammation of joints. Treatment options in RA have greatly improved in recent years, however a large proportion of patients still suffer from pain. Pain in RA is typically related to inflammation and synovitis, but a substantial group of patients experience long-lasting pain without signs of ongoing inflammation.
The purpose of this project is to study development of pain over time in early RA, to determine predictors of long-lasting pain, and to study the effect of medical treatment on pain in RA
Effective start/end date2020/02/01 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being