Table 1.

Impact of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis on functioning in the workplace and attachment to work

Control groupPsOPsO-STPsO+PsA
Unemployment over the past 5 years, % (n)31 (187)34 (243)41 (33)57* (42)
Number of days of medical leave over past 12 months, n116617*
Work considered more important than other aspects of life, % (n)8 (45)10 (62)28* (20)25* (17)
Work considered less important than other aspects of life % (n)42 (236)49* (301)21* (15)27* (18)
  • *p<0.05 versus control group respondents. PsO: psoriasis; PsO-ST: psoriasis under systemic treatment; PsO+PsA: psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.