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Article: The socioeconomic burden of SLE.

TitleThe socioeconomic burden of SLE.
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/nrrheum/index.html
Citation
Nature Reviews. Rheumatology, 2009, v. 5 n. 7, p. 400-404 How to Cite?
AbstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, relapsing-remitting, multisystemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Much has been written about the clinical course and long-term damage associated with SLE, as well as the reduced life expectancy of patients with this condition. In addition, studies have emphasized the socioeconomic and psychosocial impact of SLE, although the monetary cost of caring for patients with the disorder has only been evaluated in a modest number of studies and a restricted number of countries. SLE has a negative impact on quality of life and is associated with high health-care costs and significant productivity loss. Factors associated with increased cost of SLE include long disease duration, high disease activity and damage, poor physical and mental health, and high education and employment levels. Similarly, high disease activity and damage, poor physical health, certain disease manifestations, as well as poor family and social support are associated with poor health-related quality of life outcomes. SLE incurs a great burden on both the patient and society. Long-term prospective studies should be encouraged to monitor the costs and psychosocial impact of this condition, and to better understand the factors that are associated with poor outcomes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139492
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dc.contributor.authorLau, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:50:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:50:37Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNature Reviews. Rheumatology, 2009, v. 5 n. 7, p. 400-404en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1759-4804en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139492-
dc.description.abstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, relapsing-remitting, multisystemic autoimmune inflammatory disorder that predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Much has been written about the clinical course and long-term damage associated with SLE, as well as the reduced life expectancy of patients with this condition. In addition, studies have emphasized the socioeconomic and psychosocial impact of SLE, although the monetary cost of caring for patients with the disorder has only been evaluated in a modest number of studies and a restricted number of countries. SLE has a negative impact on quality of life and is associated with high health-care costs and significant productivity loss. Factors associated with increased cost of SLE include long disease duration, high disease activity and damage, poor physical and mental health, and high education and employment levels. Similarly, high disease activity and damage, poor physical health, certain disease manifestations, as well as poor family and social support are associated with poor health-related quality of life outcomes. SLE incurs a great burden on both the patient and society. Long-term prospective studies should be encouraged to monitor the costs and psychosocial impact of this condition, and to better understand the factors that are associated with poor outcomes.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/nrrheum/index.html-
dc.relation.ispartofNature reviews. Rheumatologyen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshCost of Illness-
dc.subject.meshHealth Expenditures-
dc.subject.meshLupus Erythematosus, Systemic - economics - physiopathology-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.titleThe socioeconomic burden of SLE.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1759-4790&volume=5&issue=7&spage=400&epage=404&date=2009&atitle=The+socioeconomic+burden+of+SLE-
dc.identifier.emailLau, CS:cslau@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nrrheum.2009.106en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid19506585-
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dc.identifier.hkuros195428en_US
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dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000267509100010-
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLau, CS=14035682100en_HK
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