Table 3

Bivariate analysis of work disability employment status in SLE

Non-working SLE SLE employedp Value (bivariate)
Age (years)43.8 (SD 12.4)39.5 (SD 12.6)<0.01
Disease Duration10.7 (SD 7.6)10.1 (SD 8.1)0.57
SLICC/DI, score >143%26%<0.01
Pain score6.3 (SD 2.6)4.1 (SD 2.6)<0.01
FACIT-Fatigue Score20.2 (SD 11.9)29 (SD 12.3)<0.01
CES-D Score (>10)71%47%<0.01
BCSI (≤25, 100=best function)29%44%<0.01
 American race37%64%<0.01
  • BCSI, Brief Cognitive Symptoms Index; CES-D, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale Short Form; FACIT, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy; SLE, systemic lupus erythematous; SLICC/DI, Systemic Lupus International Collaborative Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index.