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

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@article{e02653f7d7074ec68570fa453023c2b3,
title = "Work productivity and activity impairment in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa: a cross-sectional study",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Absenteeism, Activities of Daily Living, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Comorbidity, Cross-Sectional Studies, Efficiency, Employment, Female, Hidradenitis Suppurativa/psychology, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Presenteeism, Quality of Life, Severity of Illness Index, Surveys and Questionnaires, Young Adult",
author = "Yiqiu Yao and J{\o}rgensen, {Astrid-Helene Ravn} and Thomsen, {Simon Francis}",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2019 The International Society of Dermatology.",
year = "2020",
month = mar,
doi = "10.1111/ijd.14706",
language = "English",
volume = "59",
pages = "333--340",
journal = "International Journal of Dermatology",
issn = "0011-9059",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd",
number = "3",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Work productivity and activity impairment in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa

T2 - a cross-sectional study

AU - Yao, Yiqiu

AU - Jørgensen, Astrid-Helene Ravn

AU - Thomsen, Simon Francis

N1 - © 2019 The International Society of Dermatology.

PY - 2020/3

Y1 - 2020/3

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Absenteeism

KW - Activities of Daily Living

KW - Adolescent

KW - Adult

KW - Aged

KW - Comorbidity

KW - Cross-Sectional Studies

KW - Efficiency

KW - Employment

KW - Female

KW - Hidradenitis Suppurativa/psychology

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Presenteeism

KW - Quality of Life

KW - Severity of Illness Index

KW - Surveys and Questionnaires

KW - Young Adult

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U2 - 10.1111/ijd.14706

DO - 10.1111/ijd.14706

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 31736064

VL - 59

SP - 333

EP - 340

JO - International Journal of Dermatology

JF - International Journal of Dermatology

SN - 0011-9059

IS - 3

ER -

ID: 61677492