Impact of Early Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on Work Disability - Results From the Finnish Nationwide Register 2000–2007
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.
Pia Elfving , Kari Puolakka, Vappu Rantalaiho, Hannu Kautiainen, Lauri Virta, Oili Kaipiainen-Seppänen
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- Koko viite: 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, 37(5), 1413–1416. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-4066-6