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Australian Rheumatology Association Database  
A R A D

Patients what do you need to do?

To enrol, you can ask your Rheumatologist to fill in a 'Permission to Contact' form. Alternatively, if you would like to register your interest directly, a Participants: "Expression of Interest" form can be downloaded then fax the Participants: "Expression of Interest" form (toll free) to: 1800 022 730 or use the reply paid labels.

Your ARAD State Co-ordinator will then:
1. Send you an ARAD pack containing a patient information and consent form, questionnaire and a reply paid envelope
2. Contact you to explain the project and what your involvement will be. Participation involves completing a questionnaire every 6 months. This can be done online or by paper questionnaire posted to you.

Each questionnaire should take about 30 minutes to complete. ARAD collects information about your arthritis and health, the medications you take, your quality of life and information from state and federal health registries. There are NO blood or physical tests in ARAD. We encourage you to discuss your participation with your Rheumatologist.

All patient information is stored in a password protected database, accessible only by ARAD staff.

ARAD PROJECT TEAM

Investigators

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder
Professor Lyn March
Professor Marissa Lassere
Professor Christopher Reid

State coordinators
QLD, WA, NT & TAS

Lyndall Henderson
lyndallh@med.usyd.edu.au
Tel: 02 9926 8579
Fax: 02 9906 1859

NSW & ACT
Tel: 02 9926 8579
Fax: 02 9906 1859

VIC & SA
Joan McPhee
Joan.McPhee@monash.edu
Tel: 03 9508 1137
Fax: 03 9508 1653

Data Centre Staff
Vibhasha Chand
Harriet Carruthers
Nino Hay
Fax: 1800 022 730
arad@monash.edu

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