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04-12-18 Neurologia

MPLOYMENT STATUS OF PEOPLE WITH

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN ARGENTINA


Background:


Several studies evidence that more than half of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients lose their jobs. Loss of employment during highly productive ages is associated with significant detrimental consequences to health and quality of life.Cognitive and clinical symptoms can have significative negative effects on employment status. The identification of these factors will allow mitigating unemployment and improve quality of life of MS patients.The Buffalo Vocational Monitoring Survey (BVMS) is a tool to characterize work-challenged patients and identify patients for intervention. It is a necessary tool to investigate the difficulties of employment in Argentina.


Objectives:


1) To examine the relationship between employment status (no employment, part-time employment, and full-time employment) and clinical and cognitive variables of people with MS


2) To analyze the relationship between work hours and clinical and cognitive variables


3) To investigate the relationship between employment status and Quality of life.


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