Opening up about
But it can also change your life with RA, so make sure your doctor knows
everything about how you're feeling. Share the whole truth.
of doctors say patients settle
for a treatment that makes them feel "
of patients with RA report feeling
uncomfortable raising concerns
and fears with doctors.*
*Results from the 2014-2015 Changing the RA NarRAtive international survey of almost 4,000 adults with rheumatoid arthritis and nearly 1,700 physicians.
Let's start the
Sharing the truth about your rheumatoid arthritis with your
doctor isn't easy. But knowing which questions to ask can
help get the conversation started.
Start with these
We know how important it is for patients with rheumatoid
arthritis to have open conversations with their doctors
about their treatment plans. Did you know there are short
questionnaires that you can fill out that can help you
measure your RA disease activity? These are called the
RAPID3 and the Multi-Dimensional Health Assessment
Download the RAPID3 and MDHAQ questionnaires to fill
out and bring with you to your doctor's appointment.
RAPID = Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data; MDHAQ = Multi-Dimensional
Health Assessment Questionnaire
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