Effects on labor productivity, based on the results of work productivity and activity impairment Index: impairment while working 11.3 percent vs 27.2 percent, a general lack of activity 18, 1 percent vs 33.8 percent, respectively, REM vs LDAQuality of life , 0.89 vs. 0.001
The results of this cross-sectional study of 356 patients showed statistically significant differences among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had achieved disease remission , a composite index that includes objective and patient scores derivatives) compared to those which had reached LDA in several areas including:
Impact on quality of life, based on the results of the Euro Qol * index: 0.78 and 0.89 against the SF-36 PCS * index: 46.2 vs.8
Interestingly, the researchers found that the emotional aspects of the measures of disease activity have been reported in patients in remission and disease activity indicating that low levels of disease activity or symptoms are reduced to a certain level, the discord can stabilize emotional.
Achieving disease remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis () provides better results through measures of socio-economic, including the importance of labor productivity and quality of life, according to results presented at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. These results are reported in addition to the improvements Austrians to measures of physical functioning, compared to patients with rheumatoid arthritis have reached low disease activity .
Percent of the total value of business per year, 12.2 percent vs. 31.001
The longitudinal analysis over one year showed significant improvements when comparing the two patient populations in the following areas:.
Targeting disease remission has socio-economic benefits of low disease activity