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Table 4 Work impairment, fatigue/perceived cognitive impairment, and healthcare usage among employed RRMS respondents

From: Burden of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis on workers in the US: a cross-sectional analysis of survey data

Parameters No work impairment (N = 47) 1–30% (N = 48) 31–68% (N = 42) 69–100% (N = 44) P value
MSS, mean ± SD 54.03 ± 5.63 47.81 ± 9.22 38.49 ± 9.54 37.95 ± 8.43 < 0.001
PSC, mean ± SD 50.35 ± 7.76 45.71 ± 7.63 41.82 ± 7.07 37.34 ± 8.39 < 0.001
EQ5D index. Mean ± SD 0.84 ± 0.17 0.77 ± 0.13 0.69 ± 0.12 0.58 ± 0.21 < 0.001
Absenteeism, mean ± SD 0.00 ± 0.00 0.65 ± 3.69 5.60 ± 10.41 36.45 ± 27.35 < 0.001
Presenteeism, mean ± SD 0.00 ± 0.00 18.13 ± 8.16 46.67 ± 9.02 73.18 ± 15.96 < 0.001
Total work productivity impairment, mean ± SD 0.00 ± 0.00 18.75 ± 7.82 49.83 ± 8.86 83.98 ± 9.67 < 0.001
Total activity impairment, mean ± SD 5.11 ± 12.14 24.38 ± 18.55 54.76 ± 13.48 75.68 ± 13.54 < 0.001
Modified fatigue impact score, mean ± SD 6.81 ± 4.53 8.7 ± 4.41 11.81 ± 3.78 12.45 ± 3.75 < 0.001
Perceived cognitive deficits score, mean ± SD 5.38 ± 3.22 7.48 ± 4.8 9.29 ± 4.48 10.66 ± 4.39 < 0.001
Total number of HCP visits in the past 6 months, mean ± SD 3.21 ± 2.37 3.94 ± 2.76 6.60 ± 15.69 8.41 ± 10.59 0.03
GP/PCP number of visits in the past 6 months, mean ± SD 0.77 ± 1.03 0.69 ± 0.78 1.29 ± 1.55 1.39 ± 2.09 0.04
Neurologist number of visits in the past 6 months, mean ± SD 0.77 ± 0.73 1.00 ± 0.90 0.98 ± 1.16 0.84 ± 1.10 0.62
  1. HCP Health Care Provider, GP General Physician, MSS Mental Summary Scores, PCP Primary Care Physician, PSC Physical Summary Scores, RRMS Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, SD Standard Deviation