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Apr 17

Using the Social Identity Model of Identity Change to explore social role participation and identity among U.S. adults with osteoarthritis

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm UTC-5

This talk will present the results from a cross-sectional survey study of U.S. adults (18-79 years old) with osteoarthritis (OA) and factors such as social role participation, identity change, and satisfaction with life. Implications for those living with OA, the social work profession, and interdisciplinary teams will be discussed. About the speaker: Stephanie Rosado, PhD Candidate, CWHC School of Social Work, University of South Florida Research & Evaluation Associate at The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg From her career as a professional athlete to her experience as a licensed social work supervisor in an inner-city child welfare agency, Stephanie brings a wealth of unique expertise and skills that inform her work in the realms of social work, research, advocacy, and overall wellness. As an #ArthritisWarrior herself, Stephanie uses her own experience with osteoarthritis (OA) to align passion with purpose. For example, she serves as a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation at local and national events. Overall, Stephanie is passionate about promoting positive health, mental health, and lifestyle outcomes for various populations including minoritized racial and ethnic groups, athletes, and adults. Her research has focused on health and wellbeing, sport social work, and her dissertation research specifically explored social role participation, identity, and satisfaction with life among adults diagnosed with osteoarthritis. The OA Action Alliance Lunch & Learn webinars keep you up-to-date on the latest osteoarthritis research, news and activities. Each monthly webinar begins at 12:00 pm ET and runs for 30 minutes. Webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are recorded and archived on our website events page (URL: oaaction.unc.edu/webinar)