Skip to main content

Table 3 Association of external factors with at-work productivity loss for workers with RA

From: Productivity at work and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Baseline characteristics N = 150 At-work productivity loss
Univariate N = 150
  Mean (sd) B 95% CI p-value
External factors     
Permanent or temporary job contract 82.7a -1.24 -2.41; -0.08 0.04
Being a supervisor (yes) 27.5a 0.98 -0.03; 2.00 0.06
Multiple jobs (yes) 16.8a -0.04 -1.16; 1.08 0.95
Shift work (yes) 18.8a 1.07 -0.08; 2.21 0.07
Limited in functioning at work:    Overall p-value: <0.01
No 13.3a Ref. Ref. Ref.
Slightly 76.0a 2.14 0.85; 3.42 <0.01
Strongly 10.7a 2.66 0.89; 4.44 <0.01
Supervisor social support (1-4b) 2.99 (0.62) 0.35 -0.34; 1.03 0.32
Decision authority (1-4b) 2.70 (0.36) 0.24 -1.03; 1.49 0.71
Psychological job demands (1-4b) 2.65 (0.31) -0.04 -1.54; 1.47 0.96
Physical job demands (1-4b) 1.98 (0.61) 0.63 -0.11; 1.37 0.09
Co-worker social support (1-4b) 3.09 (0.46) 0.22 -0.77; 1.21 0.67
Not or moderately satisfied with work 31.3a 2.35 1.47; 3.24 <0.01
Work instability (0-23b) 8.87 (4.80) 0.28 0.20; 0.36 <0.01
Sick leave during last 12 months   0.46 0.17; 0.75 <0.01
Heavy demanding work 70.7a 1.01 0.04; 1.98 0.04
Work demands:    Overall p-value: 0.25
Mental 66.7a Ref. Ref. Ref.
Both physical and mental 21.3a 0.99 -0.18; 2.15 0.10
Physical 12.0a 0.11 -1.29; 1.52 0.87
Treatment center:    Overall p-value: 0.12
Specialized rheumatology center 76.7a Ref. Ref. Ref.
Academic hospital 10.0a -0.94 -2.40; 0.52 0.21
Regional hospitals 13.3a -1.22 -2.54; 0.10 0.07
  1. a.Expressed as n(%).
  2. b.Range of the scale on which the score was based.