OverviewThe only Spanish-language book on arthritis that is current and focused on self-care, this useful guide encourages sufferers to take a proactive approach in controlling their symptoms. Particular care was taken in the translation to accommodate cultural differences and to use standard vocabulary generally understood in most Spanish-speaking communities. El único libro en español sobre la artritis que es corriente y guiado hacia el cuidado propio, esta guía anima al paciente a tomar un papel activo en el control y manejo de los síntomas. La traducción fue hecha de manera cuidadosa, logrando la mayor cobertura posible en el mundo hispano parlante.
Author BiographyVirginia Gonzalez, MPH, is a health educator and study coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center. Virginia Niacif de Brey is a research assistant at the Stanford Patient Education Research Center, who collaborated in the development and writing of the Spanish Arthritis Self-Management Program. Kate Lorig, RN, Dr. PH, developed and directs the Arthritis Self-Management Patient Education Project at the Stanford University Arthritis Center. She is the coauthor of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and Living Well with HIV & AIDS. James F. Fries, MD, is a professor of medicine at Stanford University, specializing in rheumatology. His books include Arthritis, The Arthritis Helpbook, Living Well, Taking Care of Your Child, and Taking Care of Yourself.