Disability due to rheumatic diseases in the city of Jun ín, Argentina

AbstractThe aim of the study is to analyze the characteristics of patients with rheumatic diseases applying for a Disability Certificate (DC). Every application for DC filed by patients of 16 years of age and older in the Health Secretariat of Junin, between 2012 and 2016, was analyzed regarding age, gender, rheumatic disease as the cause of disability, employment status, and health insurance coverage. Applications were examined as per two elements: inflammatory articular or systemic disease (IASD) versus degenerative diseases, regional or generalized pain syndromes (non-IASD). Based on the DCs accepted, a Disability Prevalence Rate (DPR) was estimated and the most common causes of disability were determined. Out of 400 applications, 68% belonged to women; applicants ’ median age was 61 years, only 27% were working, 42% were for DC renewal, and 46% were IASD. Overall, 83% of the applications submitted were accepted. Those patients with accepted DC applications were older (median age 62 vs 55;p
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news
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Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Exercising Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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