Social security work disability and its predictors in patients with fibromyalgia.

  title={Social security work disability and its predictors in patients with fibromyalgia.},
  author={Frederick Wolfe and Brian T. Walitt and Robert S. Katz and Winfried H{\"a}user},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  volume={66 9},
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence and incidence of US Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSD) in patients with fibromyalgia and to investigate prediction of SSD. METHODS Over a mean of 4 years (range 1-13 years), we studied 2,321 patients with physician-diagnosed fibromyalgia (prevalent cases) and applied modified American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2010 research criteria to identify criteria-positive patients. RESULTS During the study, 34.8% (95% confidence… CONTINUE READING

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