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The impact of osteoarthritis on early exit from work: results from a population-based study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, April 2018
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Title
The impact of osteoarthritis on early exit from work: results from a population-based study
Published in
BMC Public Health, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5381-1
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Pedro A. Laires, Helena Canhão, Ana M. Rodrigues, Mónica Eusébio, Miguel Gouveia, Jaime C. Branco

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of pain and disability, which may be a source of productivity losses. The objectives of this study were to describe the impact of OA, namely through pain and physical disability, on early exit from work and to calculate its economic burden. We analysed data from the national, cross-sectional, population-based EpiReumaPt study (Sep2011-Dec2013) in which 10,661 individuals were randomly surveyed in order to capture all cases of rheumatic diseases. We used all participants aged 50-64, near the official retirement age, who were clinically validated by experienced rheumatologists (n = 1286), including OA cases. A national database was used to calculate productivity values by gender, age and region, using the human capital approach. The impact of OA on the likelihood of early exit from work and the population attributable fractions used to calculate due economic burden (indirect costs) were obtained at the individual level by logistic regression. All results were based on weighted data. Almost one third of the Portuguese population aged 50-64 had OA (29.7%; men: 16.2% and women: 43.5%) and more than half were out of paid work (51.8%). Only knee OA is associated with early exit from work (OR: 2.25; 95%CI: 1.42-3.59; p = 0.001), whereas other OA locations did not reach any statistical difference. Furthermore, we observed an association between self-reported longstanding musculoskeletal pain (OR: 1.55; 95%CI: 1.07-2.23; p = 0.02) and pain interference (OR: 1.35; 95%CI: 1.13-1.62; p = 0.001) with early exit from work. We also detected a clear relationship between levels of disability, measured by the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), and the probability of work withdrawal. The estimated annual cost of early exit from work attributable to OA was €656 million (€384 per capita; €1294 per OA patient and €2095 per OA patient out-of-work). In this study, we observed an association between OA and early exit from work, largely dependent on pain and disability. This relationship translates into a meaningful economic burden amounting to approximately 0.4% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The high prevalence and the impact of this disabling chronic disease highlight the need to prioritize policies targeting early exit from work in OA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 93 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 15%
Researcher 11 12%
Student > Postgraduate 5 5%
Other 4 4%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 29 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 32 34%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2021.
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#1,685,752
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#1,860
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