SN instructed patient on arthropathy: Encouraged frequent changes of position. Assisted patient to move in bed, supporting affected joints above and below, instructed her to avoid jerky movements. Recommend that patient take warm bath or shower upon arising or at bedtime. Apply warm, moist compresses to affected joints several times a day. Monitor water temperature of compress, baths, and so on. Encouraged patient on stress management techniques such as progressive relaxation, biofeedback, visualization, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, and controlled breathing.Verbalized understanding.