Study examines links between job conditions and rheumatic disease symptoms

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Can work and labour market conditions be linked to worsened rheumatic symptoms in young adults with the disease? Most studies aimed at removing work barriers for young people with rheumatic diseases have focused on clinical careā€”not on adapting working conditions. An IWH study examined how job security and work limitations are linked with pain, fatigue and other rheumatic disease symptoms.

A young worker at her computer workstation holds her shoulder and neck in pain