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Advantage Hers Australia: In Conversation with Caroline Wozniacki


Australian Open 2018 winner Caroline Wozniacki is the highest-ranking female athlete known to have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis whilst still playing professional tennis.

Watch and share her conversation with Dr Ginni Mansberg and Australian Advantage Hers Ambassador as she discusses her personal rheumatoid arthritis journey and hear how Australian women with chronic inflammatory conditions approach their own game plan.

To read Caroline’s story in more detail click here

To read more about rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis in Australia, visit the websites for Arthritis Australia here or Creaky Joints Australia here.

UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, has partnered with world-renowned tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki to launch Advantage Hers


Advantage Hers Australia - Be informed. Be inspired. Be involved.

Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Involved

Advantage Hers has launched in Australia

Living with a chronic inflammatory disease (also known as an autoimmune disease), such as rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis can be difficult for anyone. These chronic conditions can place substantial physical and emotional strains on those living with them.1,2,3,4,5

One in seven Australians are affected by some form of arthritis.6

More than 400,000 Australians have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a condition which is more commonly diagnosed in women than men.7  The number of Australians living with rheumatoid arthritis is projected to rise to more than half a million by 2030.8

Ankylosing spondylitis affects about 1–2% of the Australian population.9 The disease usually first appears between the ages of 15–40 years.9

Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis has a similar burden of disease to ankylosing spondylitis10 and is more commonly diagnosed in females.11  Up to 20% of people diagnosed with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis will progress to ankylosing spondylitis within a few years.10
Psoriatic arthritis is a rheumatic condition often associated with psoriasis.12 Approximately 10-20% of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis.12

Advantage Hers is a global campaign, which has launched in Australia, to show you that no woman living with a chronic inflammatory disease should let her condition get in the way of her dreams.

Inspired by tennis star Caroline Wozniacki’s own experiences of working to gain an advantage over her rheumatoid arthritis, Advantage Hers provides the tools to help you build your own treatment and management plan (‘game plan’) with your healthcare provider and take a more active role in your care.

Resource Center

Caroline's Top Tips on Managing Her Conditions
Caroline's Top Tips to Create a Game Plan
Healthcare Team Discussion Guide
Additional Information and Resources
Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
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Creating a Game Plan

When living with chronic inflammatory diseases sometimes you will have the advantage, and at other times your disease will.

If you want help in creating your own game plan, download Caroline’s helpful tip sheets. In addition, a Health Team Discussion Guide is available to help you get the information you need from your doctor and team. Together, you can have an active and informed role in shared decision-making about your care.

Want to know more about chronic inflammatory diseases in general? Check out our quick glance fact sheet or click here for more detailed information about rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis.

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Advantage Hers Stories

Ongoing series
Caroline's RA Journey
Caroline revisits tennis
Game Plans and Specialists
Goal Setting
Women with CIDs and Work
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