What are we doing?

The information we collect in CAPS helps us to understand important things about JIA. We have lots of researchers who are trying to answer different questions which are important to people with JIA, their families and the people helping to treat them.

Some of the questions include:

What causes JIA?

Does having JIA have the same effects on everyone?

How does having JIA change as you get older?

Are there physical, psychological and social effects of having JIA? Do they last a long time?

How does treatment affect people with JIA?

How well do different treatments work for different people?

Are there side effects of different treatments?

What are the effects (if any) of having JIA on schooling, leisure, future employment?

Does having JIA affect people’s family life or relationships?