Profiles - Disease duration 6-10 years
Retired journalist/shopkeeper currently studying for an Open University degree. Married with 4 adult children.
Pre-school assistant (part time), married with 3 young children (all born since RA diagnosed).
Retired secretary, widowed with 2 adult children.
Retired miner and HGV driver. Married with 3 adult children. Family history of RA.
Full time senior position within the NHS, single, no children. Family history of arthritis.
Student, single, no children. Lives at home with mother.
Partner' Environmentalist (retired), married with 1 adult son and 3 adult step children.
Michelle - Interview 51
Michelle is a university graduate and works in the field of education at university level. She is planning to move to France and to work either teaching English or doing graduate studies. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
Sarah - Interview 54
Sarah lives at home with her parents and works part-time. She is planning to go back to college to do an animal care course. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.