British researchers examine the impact of axSpA on employment.
Macfarlane and colleagues1 in the UK have discovered that for patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), high disease activity, fatigue, and a physically demanding job lead to working while sick, which results in low productivity and ultimately quitting work altogether. Thumb through the slides for the details of the study and the take-home points for clinicians.
1. Macfarlane GJ, Shim J, Jones GT, Walker-Bone K, Pathan E, Dean LE. Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register. J Rheumatol. 2018 Nov 1. pii: jrheum.180477. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.180477. [Epub ahead of print]