Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

Work productivity and activity impairment in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa: a cross-sectional study

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. Decreased public awareness of skin cancer during the coronavirus pandemic

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftLetterForskningpeer review

  2. Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa with tetracycline, doxycycline, or lymecycline: a prospective study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Necrotic ulcer on the chin of a previously healthy 38-year-old woman

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. The effect of anti-IL-17 treatment on the reaction to a nickel patch test in patients with allergic contact dermatitis

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  5. Comorbidities in vitiligo: comprehensive review

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review

  1. Effective clinical study recruitment of patients with atopic dermatitis through social media

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftLetterForskningpeer review

  2. Airway hyperresponsiveness to inhaled mannitol identifies a cluster of non-eosinophilic asthma patients with high symptom burden

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Impact of white balance adjustment on evaluation of photographs of atopic dermatitis lesions

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftLetterForskningpeer review

  4. Increased all-cause mortality in concomitant atopic dermatitis and asthma: A nationwide registry-based study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

BACKGROUND: The understanding of absenteeism, presenteeism, and impairments in daily activities among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is limited. We examined the impact of disease-specific factors of HS on work and daily life among a cohort of outpatients in a tertiary hospital setting.

METHODS: Consecutive patients with HS were clinically evaluated and completed the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI) questionnaire modified for HS.

RESULTS: A total of 100 patients were included. Among 57 (57.0%) patients who were employed, 21.2% reported missing work, and 60.4% reported loss of work productivity during the preceding week as a result of HS. The overall work productivity was reduced by 26.6%. Seventy-two percent reported daily activity impairment, averaging 32.7% reduction in daily activities. Moderate to strong correlations were observed between reduction in quality of life and the WPAI outcomes; presenteeism, overall work impairment, and activity impairment (r = 0.50-0.77). There were moderate correlations between disease severity and the same outcomes (r = 0.35-0.46). The mean rank of activity impairment among patients with Hurley stage I was 34.8, 60.1 for Hurley stage II, and 64.0 for Hurley stage III, P < 0.0001. Unemployed patients had higher activity impairment compared with employed patients (mean rank: 61.0 vs. 42.6, P = 0.001).

CONCLUSION: There are considerable rates of presenteeism, overall work impairment, and activity impairment in HS patients. Presenteeism, loss of overall work productivity, and activity impairment are positively correlated with greater disease severity and reduction in quality of life.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Dermatology
Vol/bind59
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)333-340
Antal sider8
ISSN0011-9059
DOI
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2020

Bibliografisk note

© 2019 The International Society of Dermatology.

ID: 61677492