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RA In America Survey: What Is That?

Last updated: August 2022

Note: This survey is now closed

As an autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is filled with unpredictability. For some, the intensity of RA symptoms like pain or fatigue can vary by the hour; each day is different.

What makes RA so difficult, amongst other reasons, is the lack of awareness and growing misinformation about the rheumatic disease. When people jump online to research RA, they have trouble finding reliable information. Even more difficult can be finding someone who has is living with RA to connect with and share experiences.

What will the survey ask me?

The survey will ask about different aspects of living with RA such as:

  • Diagnosis
  • Symptoms and symptom management
  • Quality of life and relationships
  • Healthcare professional engagement
  • Treatment awareness and experience

We do not require your name, address, or other personal information. 

Please note that you do not have to take the survey all at once. Feel free to bookmark the survey in your Internet browser and return to it when you are able. You will resume where you left off.

How can a survey help?

Each person that takes the survey contributes to a better understanding of RA and can help others who are going through it feel less alone. Sharing experiences in the survey can reveal how similar each person’s journey with RA is, as well as the differences that make each journey unique.

What happens after I take the survey?

Each year after the survey closes, the Editorial Team at RheumatoidArthritis.net takes your responses and creates infographics filled with information about life with RA. But that’s not all – over the year, we publish articles based on learnings from the survey like this one on the impact of RA fatigue and exhaustion on daily life.

Each article that is published using responses from the survey leads to more information available to those affected by RA and helps them connect with those with similar experiences.

How do we use the In America Survey data?

Survey responses help us and our partners better understand the RA community. All survey responses are kept confidential, reported only in total (your specific responses will not be reported individually), and will become property of Health Union, LLC.

Take our 2022 survey

One voice may seem like it won’t make a difference, but each voice can change how others perceive life with rheumatoid arthritis and bring comfort to someone coping with their diagnosis.

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This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The RheumatoidArthritis.net team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

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