We are looking for young adults aged 16-18 years old with JIA OR parents or caregivers of children under 16 years old with JIA for a short interview to help us design our study.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis in children and young people under the age of 16. The disease and its management can cause long-term complications including joint stiffness, fatigue and pain, which affect general activities and quality of life. Some studies suggest that improving physical activity and nutrition/dietary habits may be useful in managing the condition. However, there are no specific guidelines for either physical activity or diet , and more research is needed to confirm this suggestions. Therefore in our study we are aiming to interview people with experience of JIA to better understand the importance of physical activity and diet in children and young people with JIA.
Physical activity and diet in children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA): A study exploring the experience from patients and their families’ perspective
This is an ongoing study.
Oxford Brookes University
Researcher: Najmeh Zare