Impact of Ankylosing Spondylitis on Paitents’ Work Status, Functional Disability and Quality of Life - A Review

Authors

  • Mohammad Tanvir Islam Assistant professor, Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Minhaj Rahim Chowdhury Professor, Rheumatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Kaniz Shahali Reza Snigdha Post-graduate student, Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mohammed Saiful Islam Bhuiyan Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Venereology Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

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https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v4i2.33196

Abstract

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease principally affecting the axial skeleton. The disease can have a profound impact on life quality in terms of physical, social and psychological well-being. It has a great detrimental effect on our social and economic stability as the disease is more severe in men than in women. Work disability in AS patients is higher than expected in the general population for both male and female. Patients with AS may incur significant medical costs which accelerate steeply with increasing loss of function (BASFI) and disease activity (BASDAI). Patients with more severe disease activity are at greater risk for developing functional disability. AS influences the subjective health of the affected person, especially the physical health related QoL. BASFI, BASDAI, BASG and pain are significantly associated with SF-36 physical and mental domains in patients with AS. Pain, fatigue and stiffness are the most commonly reported symptoms of these patients. Sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression and sexual dysfunction are other factors that significantly affect patients quality of life.

Birdem Med J 2014; 4(2): 88-93

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Mohammad Tanvir Islam, Assistant professor, Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka



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Published

2014-11-10

How to Cite

Islam, M. T., Chowdhury, M. R., Snigdha, K. S. R., & Bhuiyan, M. S. I. (2014). Impact of Ankylosing Spondylitis on Paitents’ Work Status, Functional Disability and Quality of Life - A Review. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 4(2), 88–93. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v4i2.33196

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