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Biologic Therapies Improve Work Outcomes in Spondyloarthritis

A study from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register in Axial Spondyloarthritis (BSRBR-AS) shows that biologic use significantly improves work productivity and overall activity impairment.

 

The BSRBR-AS registry analyzed 577 participants who were employed;  28% were started on biological therapy .

After 12-months of follow-up, those receiving biologic therapy had significantly greater improvements (relative to non-biological therapy) in presenteeism, overall work impairment, and overall activity impairment; however there was no difference in absenteeism.

 

There is consistent evidence that treatment with biological therapy improves these work and activity measures. 

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The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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