Profiles - Disease duration 16-20 years
Housewife, divorced with two children born after RA onset. Symptoms subsided during 1st pregnancy, then got worse and no remission in 2nd pregnancy.
Teacher, retired on health grounds, married with 2 adult children.
Administrator, married with 2 adult children.
Full time surveyor/manager, married with 3 children. Family history of RA.
Self employed marketing consultant. Married with one adult child born after diagnosis. Founder of National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). Chair of charity and active campaigner to raise awareness and increase standards of care for people with RA.
Not employed. Single lives at home with parents