RA in America 2015
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RA in America 2015

The RA In America 2015 online survey was conducted learn about life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from over 3,100 individuals who are living with RA. The 2015 survey continued to build upon the findings from previous surveys, illustrating the effect RA has on one’s life:

  • Obtaining an RA diagnosis is not often straightforward and timely for most, rather it is a process involving multiple healthcare professionals, office visits and diagnostic tests
  • With fatigue being the most common symptom reported, as well as many being impacted by joint pain and stiffness throughout the day, its not surprising that all facets of respondents’ lives have been impacted by RA
  • Respondents reported playing an active role in making treatment decisions, however most turned to their healthcare provider as a resource, as well as depending on their recommendations for starting and selecting medications
  • RA is thought to be widely misunderstood by those not affected by the disease

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RA in America 2015
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Most respondents were Caucasian and from households with less than $100K annual income, as well as being were married (68%) and having children (83%). 14% were separated/divorced and 6% were never married.

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