A free web resource aimed at helping people with psoriatic arthritis live well

Introducing Informatree a new website for psoriatic arthritis

07 April 2022

By GRAPPA


Dear All,

The informatree steering committee was supported by the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) to develop new evidence-based resources to help improve the quality of life for people living with psoriatic arthritis.

We have created a new web resource aimed at helping people live well with psoriatic arthritis. The resources were shaped by people living with psoriatic arthritis and clinicians. This marks the culmination of the informatree project, and we are delighted to introduce you to the new informatree website.

The resource is designed for people with psoriatic arthritis and those who help support them. They can use it by themselves or with their healthcare provider. It looks at different health behaviours people can adapt to help them manage their psoriatic arthritis symptoms.

It covers fifteen topics, including fatigue, keeping active, mood and sleep. The resources are not intended to focus on drugs or medications. There are freely downloadable action plans for each topic. People are encouraged to make a practical plan to try out. It is intended to complement the other medical treatments people have been recommended for their psoriatic arthritis.

The project was led by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Still, it was informed by people with psoriatic arthritis living worldwide. We consulted with people living with psoriatic arthritis, carers, and healthcare professionals throughout the project to create the final product. It is based on the latest scientific evidence in managing psoriatic arthritis.

The web resource is designed to be used by people living with the condition, their families, GPs, Rheumatologists, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses and others.

You can find out more about the project and view the new website here: https://www.informatree.org/

Thank you for your support,

Prof Laura Coates

Informatree Project Lead

NIHR Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Oxford University