Withdrawal from labour force due to work disability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Boonen2001WithdrawalFL,
  title={Withdrawal from labour force due to work disability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Annelies E. R. C. H. Boonen and Astrid M J Chorus and Harald S. Miedema and D{\'e}sir{\'e}e van der Heijde and Rbm Landew{\'e} and H. Schouten and Hille van der Tempel and Sj van der Linden},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={1033-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate withdrawal from the labour force because of inability to work owing to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to determine the characteristics of patients with no job because of work disability attributable to AS. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to 709 patients with AS aged 16-60 years followed up by a rheumatologist. Kaplan-Meier survival statistics were used to assess the time lapse between diagnosis and withdrawal from work. Standardised incidence ratios were… CONTINUE READING
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