Psoriatic Arthritis In America

New Health Union survey data helps the healthcare industry better understand and reach people living with psoriatic arthritis

For the fifth year in a row, Health Union has gathered patient-reported data from hundreds of real people impacted by psoriatic arthritis. The fifth annual Psoriatic Arthritis In America survey quantifies the true impact of this condition among patients – going beyond basic demographics and symptoms to establish a deep understanding of the holistic patient journey for those affected and to track trends over time.

The new data from the fifth annual Psoriatic Arthritis In America survey reveals deep insights of a population of 1,120 diagnosed respondents, of which many find living with this condition impacts their quality of life. 93% of respondents experience fatigue and painful/swollen/stiff joints; 57% report that psoriatic arthritis negatively affects their ability to work.* Only 12% feel satisfied on their current treatment plan and 65% worry about the long-term side effects of treatment.*

*Top 2 box on a 7-pt. scale

Psoriatic Arthritis Survey Data
Psoriatic Arthritis Survey Data
Psoriatic Arthritis Survey Data

Despite the desire to work, many people with psoriatic arthritis struggle to find balance and subsequently seek out resources for help. Survey respondents living with psoriatic arthritis said:

“I just am very unhappy with my quality of life, I feel I’m so young and can’t stand this disease. I can’t keep a job, I have been in the dental field 24 years, but because of recurrent flares I’m not dependable and have no choice but to miss work.”

“I wish there was more information on disability and jobs for me and others who suffer from autoimmune diseases.”

This access to a broad base of knowledge, facts and data gleaned from Health Union’s open online health communities like, and syndicated research allows the healthcare industry to harness the power of Health Union’s continuous immersion in the patient experience to deliver smarter insights and implications–so you can spend your time developing the strategies that will make a difference.