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A journal helps reveal your progress when you stick with a treatment program. Individual achievements may be small, but they can add up to significant changes over time. The journal can be brought to a physician and reviewed. To make the most of a journal, you should note weekly:

  • Exercise periods
  • Joint protection strategies
  • Beneficial dietary changes
  • Methods used to cope with pain and stress
  • Attendance at arthritis classes

WEEK 1ExerciseJoint ProtectionDietCopingClasses/GroupsResponses
(Good/Bad)
Monday      
Tuesday      
Wednesday      
Thursday      
Friday      
Saturday      
Sunday      
Minutes/Week      

WEEK 2ExerciseJoint ProtectionDietCopingClasses/GroupsResponses
(Good/Bad)
Monday      
Tuesday      
Wednesday      
Thursday      
Friday      
Saturday      
Sunday      
Minutes/Week      

WEEK 3ExerciseJoint ProtectionDietCopingClasses/GroupsResponses
(Good/Bad)
Monday      
Tuesday      
Wednesday      
Thursday      
Friday      
Saturday      
Sunday      
Minutes/Week      

WEEK 4ExerciseJoint ProtectionDietCopingClasses/GroupsResponses
(Good/Bad)
Monday      
Tuesday      
Wednesday      
Thursday      
Friday      
Saturday      
Sunday      
Minutes/Week      

Review Date: 12/24/2012

Reviewed By: Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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