Development of an interactive, online pain self-management program for adults who suffer from
pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, and other
arthritic conditions (e.g., psoriatic arthritis) using principles from Social Cognitive
Theory (Bandura, 1977). This online health intervention, painACTION: Arthritis, will provide
clinically reliable information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of arthritis,
written for health consumers in a clear and engaging manner to help increase their skills and
confidence to use self-management strategies.