The relationship of socioeconomic status to subsequent health status in systemic lupus erythematosus

Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Mar;31(3):423-7. doi: 10.1002/art.1780310315.


We examined the relationship of socioeconomic status to health status, as determined by the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales, in 78 systemic lupus erythematosus patients who had been entered into a prospective study. After controlling for age, disease duration, and disease severity, a significant relationship between socioeconomic status and outcome was not demonstrated. All study subjects had health insurance for medical services. The results have potential implications for health care policy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Depression / complications
  • Education
  • Health Status*
  • Health*
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / physiopathology*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Pain
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires