In this section you can find out about the experience of rheumatoid arthritis by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Researchers initially travelled all around the UK to talk to 49 people in their own homes. Analysis of 8 new interviews was added in 2009 to help keep the site up to date. In 2012 a further 6 new interviews were added. Find out what people said about issues such as diagnosis, choosing treatments and impact on work, lifestyle and mobility. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
You may also be interested in our section on young people with arthritis.
This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.
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Arthritis Research UK
Publication date: October 2005
Last updated: August 2016
Review date: August 2018.