The county hospital of Fredericia has carried out a project „Arthritis School“ concerning a multidisciplinary educational program for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of this project was that every individual through learning and self-help method could increase the ability of mastering his own life situation. This article describes the method of „Arthritis school“, method of evaluation and the results of the project.

It is the authors’ conclusion that the project was successful and effective for the participants.