Employment perspectives of patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

  title={Employment perspectives of patients with ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Astrid M J Chorus and Annelies Boonen and Harald S. Miedema and Sj van der Linden},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={61 8},
OBJECTIVES To assess the labour market position of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in relation to disease duration and to identify potential factors in relation to withdrawal from the labour force. METHODS A cross sectional mail survey was conducted among 658 patients with AS. Participation in the labour force was defined as having a paid job. The independent effect of duration of disease was examined by an indirect method of standardisation. A broad variety of risk factors were… CONTINUE READING

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