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Is Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Working?

Your Results: Your rheumatoid arthritis is mild and reasonably controlled

Your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis appear to be under reasonable control and have a minimal effect on your daily living activities. However, it is important to discuss with your doctor if you feel that your condition has worsened over the past few months or has interfered with your work, social, or recreational activities. You and your doctor may consider reassessing your score in the near future to ensure that your current treatment plan is optimal.

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Question 1 of 10

Over the past week, how difficult has it been for you to bathe or shower and dress yourself?

  • ANo difficulty
  • BSome difficulty
  • CMuch difficulty
  • DUnable to manage

Question 2 of 10

Over the past week, how difficult has it been for you to stand up from a straight chair or climb in or out of bed?

  • ANo difficulty
  • BSome difficulty
  • CMuch difficulty
  • DUnable to manage

Question 3 of 10

Over the past week, have you had trouble feeding yourself (e.g., cutting meat, lifting a full glass to your mouth, or opening a new milk carton)?

  • ANo difficulty
  • BSome difficulty
  • CMuch difficulty
  • DUnable to manage

Question 4 of 10

Are you able to walk two miles on flat ground?

  • AWith no difficulty
  • BWith some difficulty
  • CWith much difficulty
  • DUnable to manage

Question 5 of 10

Are you able to walk up five steps?

  • AWith no difficulty
  • BWith some difficulty
  • CWith much difficulty
  • DUnable to manage

Question 6 of 10

In how many joints do you experience pain and/or swelling? Be sure to count each joint as an individual entity (e.g., left and right knees are considered two affected joints, and the knuckle and joints in the middle of each finger should be counted separately).

  • A0
  • B1-7
  • C8-14
  • D15-21
  • E22 or more

Question 7 of 10

Over the past week, how difficult has it been to pick up items from the floor?

  • ANot difficult
  • BSomewhat difficult
  • CVery difficult
  • DImpossible

Question 8 of 10

Do you use any aids or assistive devices or need help from another person to perform everyday activities? Aids or devices may include a cane, crutches, walker, wheelchair, special utensils, special chairs, button hooks, jar opener, bathtub bar, or long-handled appliances.

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 9 of 10

Over the past week, how frequently have you felt anxiety, nervousness, or depression related to your rheumatoid arthritis?

  • ANot at all
  • BOccasionally
  • CSomewhat frequently
  • DVery frequently
  • EAll the time

Question 10 of 10

Over the past week, how much pain have you had?

  • ANone
  • BMild pain
  • CModerate pain
  • DSevere pain
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