Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000s: data from 32 countries in the QUEST-RA Study

@inproceedings{Sokka2010WorkDR,
  title={Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000s: data from 32 countries in the QUEST-RA Study},
  author={Tuulikki Sokka and Hannu J. Kautiainen and Theodore Pincus and Suzanne M. M. Verstappen and Amita Aggarwal and Rieke E Alten and Daina Andersone and Humeira M Badsha and Eva Baecklund and Miguel Angel Belmonte and J{\"u}rgen Craig-M{\"u}ller and Licia Maria Henrique da Mota and Alexander Dimic and Nihal Ahmed Fathi and Gianfranco Ferraccioli and Wataru Fukuda and P{\'a}l G{\'e}her and Feride Gogus and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni and Hisham Hamoud and Glenn Haugeberg and Dan Henrohn and Kim Horslev-Petersen and Ruxandra Ionescu and Dmitry Karateew and Reet Kuuse and I{\^e}da Maria Magalh{\~a}es Laurindo and Juris Lazovskis and Reijo K Luukkainen and Ayman Mofti and Eithne Murphy and Ayako Nakajima and Omondi G. Oyoo and Sapan C Pandya and Christof Pohl and Denisa Predețeanu and Mjellma Rexhepi and Sylejman K Rexhepi and Banwari Sharma and Eisuke Shono and Jean Sibilia and Stanislaw Sierakowski and Fotini Nikolaos Skopouli and Sigita Stropuvienė and Sergio M A Toloza and Ivo Valter and Anthony D. Woolf and Hisashi Yamanaka},
  booktitle={Arthritis research & therapy},
  year={2010}
}
INTRODUCTION Work disability is a major consequence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), associated not only with traditional disease activity variables, but also more significantly with demographic, functional, occupational, and societal variables. Recent reports suggest that the use of biologic agents offers potential for reduced work disability rates, but the conclusions are based on surrogate disease activity measures derived from studies primarily from Western countries. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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