Joint Symptoms

Chief Investigator:

Prof Christian Mallen

Study Co-ordinator:

Mrs Sarah Lawton

Funder name / reference number: Arthritis Research UK.
UKCRN Study portfolio: CPMS 18489
Year 2015-2016

Study design

This is a cross-sectional postal survey of 8000 patients from GP surgeries, half of whom have consulted with a musculoskeletal symptom. The prevalence of RA symptoms in the two groups will be compared. 

Primary objective

The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of common symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients consulting general practice with and without musculoskeletal symptoms.