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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, "Lupus"

Arthritis affects more than 5.0 million adults in California

Lupus, a specific form of arthritis, affects 166,000 - 323,000 adults in the US

Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called lupus, is an inflammatory condition that can affect many organ systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, heart, and brain. Although people with the disease may have many different symptoms, some of the most common ones include extreme fatigue, painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever, skin rashes, and kidney problems.

There are evidence-based self-management education and physical activity programs that are effective and safe for people with arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides program recommendations for people with arthritis. In California, CAPP is implementing the following self-management and physical activity programs:


Physical Activity Programs

    • Walk with Ease – Group Program
    • Walk with Ease – Self Led Program
    • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Self-Management Education Programs

    • Healthier Living - Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
    • Tomando Control de su Salud Program (Spanish CDSMP)
    • Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP)
    • Programa de Manejo Personal de la Artritis (Spanish ASMP)


Last modified on: 10/23/2012 10:17 AM