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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 an activity to see the proportion of people who would like to be able to complete the activity trouble free:
All data represented in this graphic is taken from the results of the RA Matters survey