It is well known that work is good for people living with RA. In this section we aim to explore the impact of RA at work, and how people might manage a job alongside challenges of RA.
In general over two thirds of people with RA believe that more can be done to support them in the work place.
Select a country below to see how people with RA feel about working and their workplace treatment in their country.
Feelings and experiences of work differ depending on location.
Select an aspect of workplace support to see the proportion of people with RA who do not feel they receive adequate support for that aspect
Base: Total Sample 5400, Canada 809, France 1032, Germany 352, Italy 684, Netherlands 641, Spain 436, Sweden 196, United Kingdom 1250
Respondents to the RA Matters survey cited difficulty using hands (52%), fatigue (43%) and pain (39%) as the biggest challenges to carrying out their work.
RA can have a huge impact on an individual's career, even in younger people under 40.
Click on the career progression statement below to explore how RA has impacted the careers of people at different ages.
48% of patients who undertook RA Matters reported feeling that their career progression had slowed or that they had been forced to retire.
All data represented in this graphic is taken from the results of the RA Matters survey