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NRAS and Lilly Patient Experiences of Rheumatoid Arthritis poll

Poll of 590 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers on their experiences of living with the condition.

Over three quarters (77%) of people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) felt comfortable discussing their diagnosis with their healthcare professional, a new survey reveals. But there are still challenges for some people with RA that may impact the extent to which they are able to manage their condition and take control of their lives.  For example, one in five people with RA (20%) did not feel comfortable discussing their diagnosis with their healthcare professional, and a significant proportion say that they are only comfortable discussing their condition with their friends and family to “some extent” (50% and 42% respectively).

Date Published: 13th June 2016

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities | Social

Client: NRAS and Lilly


ComRes surveyed 590 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers online, recruited through the NRAS member and non-member database as well as outreach on social media, between 13th November and 1st December 2015. Data have been weighted by gender and age to reflect the wider patient population of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, using statistics compiled by Arthritis Research UK.

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