Work status among patients with ankylosing spondylitis in Argentina.

  title={Work status among patients with ankylosing spondylitis in Argentina.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Florencia Marengo and Emilce Edith Schneeberger and Gustavo Citera and Jos{\'e} Antonio Maldonado Cocco},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  volume={14 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate work status and its determinants among ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients in our country. MATERIALS AND METHODS We carried out a case-control study, including AS patients older than 16-year-old. Demographic, socioeconomic, and employment data were collected. Individuals from the general population matched by age, sex, and socioeconomic level served as the control group. Functional capacity was evaluated by bath ankylosing spondylitis functional index (BASFI) and health… CONTINUE READING


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