Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem, autoimmune disorder. It is a disabling and painful condition which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.
As someone who has lived with arthritis (reactive arthritis) for the past 8 years, I know how much having arthritis can change your life. As a researcher who focuses on how arthritis can impact well-being, I invite you to share your experience of living with arthritis in an on-line survey about how present, past, and future self-perceptions influence well-being and adjustment to arthritis. I have tried to make the content of the survey as meaningful as possible and I hope that by completing it you will learn something about yourself and how you cope with this disease.
The survey takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and you will have a chance to win one of several gift certificates worth $30 CDN (or USD/Euro equivalent) from a major online bookseller. This is an academic research project and is not affiliated in any way with any pharmaceutical companies or commercial enterprises. The purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding about coping with arthritis.
If you are interested in participating or for more information please visit the study website at
The study is open to anyone with any form of arthritis.