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