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Survey Shows the Burden of Lupus on Work and Wallet

July 11, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Results of a Roper survey of the lupus community highlight that in addition to the physical burdens of lupus, the disease can contribute to significant economic challenges among patients and caregivers. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), caregivers and physicians overwhelmingly agree that career disruptions caused by the challenges of living with lupus often exact a heavy financial and emotional toll, according to the survey.

A majority of patients, supporters and doctors report that people with lupus change career plans because of lupus, which is a chronic and potentially disabling disease. More than half (63 percent) of respondents with lupus quit working or retired earlier than planned, about two-thirds (67 percent) reduced the number of hours worked, and 51 percent of patients changed to a less strenuous job.

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Source: MarketWatch.com 


Survey Shows the Burden of Lupus on Work and Wallet

July 11, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Results of a Roper survey of the lupus community highlight that in addition to the physical burdens of lupus, the disease can contribute to significant economic challenges among patients and caregivers. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), caregivers and physicians overwhelmingly agree that career disruptions caused by the challenges of living with lupus often exact a heavy financial and emotional toll, according to the survey.

A majority of patients, supporters and doctors report that people with lupus change career plans because of lupus, which is a chronic and potentially disabling disease. More than half (63 percent) of respondents with lupus quit working or retired earlier than planned, about two-thirds (67 percent) reduced the number of hours worked, and 51 percent of patients changed to a less strenuous job.

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Source: MarketWatch.com 



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