Productivity at Work and Quality of Life in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Myrthe van Vilsteren; Cecile RL Boot; Dirk L Knol; Dirkjan van Schaardenburg; Alexandre E Voskuyl; Romy Steenbeek; Johannes R Anema


BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015;16(107) 

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In conclusion, we found that at-work productivity loss was associated with personal, work-related, and clinical factors for patients with RA. Low at-work productivity was associated with a lower quality of life, especially in the domains mental health, physical role limitations and pain. Although our study results should be interpreted with caution, they provide insight on which patients with RA are at risk for at-work productivity loss.