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Aspirations

Should life with RA mean that you sacrifice your ambitions? This section looks to the future and what is most important to people living with RA.

Despite much progress in addressing the physical burden of RA, many people feel RA hinders aspects of their lives.

RA Matters promotes looking beyond “what’s the matter with you?” to the more important “what matters most to you?” The survey data reveals an ambition for people with RA to feel better understood by those around them, and to also feel more comfortable about life with RA.

A map to show the percentage of people living with RA who hope for an improved future.

While understanding of the physical aspects of RA tends to be the highest priority, people with RA from different countries want different outcomes in their future.

Hopes for the future

Over 50% of the respondents with RA hope for better understanding of the physical impact that RA has on their lives.

What else do people with RA want in the future, when it comes to understanding of their condition? Select a country to explore which ambition is most important.

Base: Total Sample 5253, Canada 787, France 987, Germany 348, Italy 661, Netherlands 627, Spain 426, Sweden 189, United Kingdom 1228

30% of people living with RA hope their doctor will put a stronger focus on what matters most to them when making key treatment and management decisions

Over a third of healthcare professionals recognise this unmet need, indicating that they may already be looking to take more interest in what treatment outcomes matter most to their individual patients.

The proportion of people who feel they would like to be able to carry out different activities trouble free

Understanding

RA impacts people in different ways, meaning it can be difficult to understand what each person is going through. It is important that individual experience is prioritised when making key treatment and management decisions.

Select a group of people to see which activities are most important to them:

Select an activity to see the proportion of people who would like to be able to complete the activity trouble free:

Whether it is people looking for intimacy in their relationships or being able to go out with friends, RA Matters supports a future where people with RA can put aspirations ahead of the impact of the condition.

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All data represented in this graphic is taken from the results of the RA Matters survey

Aspirations

Should life with RA mean that you sacrifice your ambitions? This section looks to the future and what is most important to people living with RA.

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