Impact of early systemic lupus erythematosus on work disability-results from the Finnish nationwide register 2000-2007

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Elfving , P , Puolakka , K , Rantalaiho , V , Kautiainen , H , Virta , L J & Kaipiainen-Seppänen , O 2018 , ' Impact of early systemic lupus erythematosus on work disability-results from the Finnish nationwide register 2000-2007 ' , Clinical Rheumatology , vol. 37 , no. 5 , pp. 1413-1416 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-4066-6

Title: Impact of early systemic lupus erythematosus on work disability-results from the Finnish nationwide register 2000-2007
Author: Elfving, Pia; Puolakka, Kari; Rantalaiho, Vappu; Kautiainen, Hannu; Virta, Lauri J.; Kaipiainen-Seppänen, Oili
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HYKS erva
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2018-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Clinical Rheumatology
ISSN: 0770-3198
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/301992
Abstract: Objectives of this study were to examine work disability (WD) and its leading causes in incident SLE patients. Data were derived from the Finnish nationwide registries to identify all non-retired, 18 to 64-year-old incident SLE patients between 2000 and 2007. Sick benefits and WD pensions and the causes for them were monitored until the end of 2008. A total of 446 working-aged, incident SLE patients available for work force (mean age 42 +/- 13 years, 89% females) were found. During the follow-up (median 5.3 years), WD pension was granted to 27 patients. The most common cause was SLE itself (14 patients, 52%), with cumulative incidence of 3.4% (95% CI 1.9 to 5.8) in 5 years and 5.0% (95% CI 3.0 to 8.5) in 8 years, followed by musculoskeletal and psychiatric causes. The age- and sex- adjusted incidence ratio for WD pension in SLE patients due to any cause was 5.4 (95% CI 3.7 to 7.9) compared to the Finnish population. The mean number of WD days was 32 (95% CI 28 to 35) per patient-year among all SLE patients during the follow-up. The study concludes that SLE patients have an increased risk for WD already in early course of the disease.
Subject: Insurance benefits
Pensions
Registries
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Work disability
RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS
CHINESE PATIENTS
QUESTIONNAIRE
PREDICTORS
EMPLOYMENT
ILLNESS
COHORT
HEALTH
RISK
3121 Internal medicine
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