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Does Pain in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis Affect Employment? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By Shahnaz Shahrbanian, Mohammad Auais, Pierre Duquette, Katie Anderson and Nancy E Mayo


BACKGROUND: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience some of the highest unemployment rates among all groups of chronic illnesses. Pain has been found to be a common reason for sick leave or early retirement in healthy populations or other groups with chronic illness; however, there is little awareness regarding the effect of pain on the work status of individuals with MS

Topics: Medicine (General), R5-920
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2013
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