Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000s: data from 32 countries in the QUEST-RA Study


Sokka T., Kautiainen H., Pincus T., Verstappen S. M. M. , Aggarwal A., Alten R., ...Daha Fazla

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH & THERAPY, cilt.12, sa.2, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/ar2951
  • Dergi Adı: ARTHRITIS RESEARCH & THERAPY

Özet

Introduction: Work disability is a major consequence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), associated not only with traditional disease activity variables, but also more significantly with demographic, functional, occupational, and societal variables. Recent reports suggest that the use of biologic agents offers potential for reduced work disability rates, but the conclusions are based on surrogate disease activity measures derived from studies primarily from Western countries.