Emotional Health and Well-being Survey

NRAS would like to ask for your help with our 2018 survey, developed in collaboration with City, University of London.

We are looking to explore the psychological impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), along with any psychological support you may have received or would like to have access to, to help manage the anxiety, emotions and stresses that come with being diagnosed with and living with RA or JIA and its treatment. We know from research and speaking to people with RA or JIA that anxiety and depression are common and we want to understand more about how health professionals and NRAS might be able to support individuals in this respect.

During May and June, we invited all members and non-members of NRAS who have had a definitive diagnosis of RA or JIA and are over the age of 18 years to take part in the survey. The survey has now closed and we are currently analysing the results.

A report detailing the results of this study will be written up by the University and launched at an event later in the year and will also be published in an academic journal, but anonymity will always be maintained. More details will follow.