Tasmanian Ankylosing Spondylitis Study (TASS). [ 2010 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Tasmanian Ankylosing Spondylitis Study (TASS)

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Jane Zochling (Principal investigator)

Brief description Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic arthritis which causes severe back and joint pain in young men and women. It can be difficult to diagnose as it takes years to show up on x-ray, and by then the joints are already damaged. This study looks at new ways to diagnose people with AS much earlier, which will allow earlier treatment and better outcomes. The study will also look at the role of lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity which might impact on AS.

Funding Amount $AUD 715,069.24

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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