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Rheumatoid Arthritis In America: What Is That?

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 the ins and outs of 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 is Rheumatoid Arthritis In America?

Rheumatoid Arthritis In America is an annual survey on that seeks to close some of these gaps. The survey covers “basics” like diagnosis and treatment experiences, and also dives into the nitty-gritty, like the emotional impact and the seemingly “small” day-to-day challenges.

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 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 how RA impacts more than just bones and joints. Each article 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.

The 2019 survey is now closed

The Rheumatoid Arthritis In America 2019 survey is now closed! Thank you for sharing your experiences in the 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 his or her diagnosis. Want to be the first to know when results start coming in? Interested in knowing when the 2020 survey is available? Sign up for our newsletter below.

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