Socioeconomic effects of ankylosing spondylitis in females: a comparison of 25 female with 25 male subjects

Int Rehabil Med. 1983;5(3):149-53. doi: 10.3109/09638288309166954.


25 men and 25 women with ankylosing spondylitis were interviewed, using a structural questionnaire, covering a profile of the disease and of socioeconomic areas. Particular attention was paid to sexual activity, pregnancy and child-rearing. Significant problems in most areas asked about were found, although childbearing was not curtailed. Tiredness was responsible for a lot of disability but the women managed housework reasonably well and also had a fairly good employment record.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child Rearing
  • Employment
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / economics*
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents