Income, Education May Affect How Patients View Their Capabilities

Income, Education May Affect How Patients View Their Capabilities

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Income, Education May Affect How Patients View Their Capabilities

Among people with systemic scleroderma, education and income are major determinants of perceived functional ability, a new study indicates. Findings also point to skin involvement and age as substantial determinants of functionality. “These results may serve to give clinicians novel insight into the predictive factors of patient function and its importance to survival,” the researchers wrote. “Closer monitoring of systemic [scleroderma] patients may be warranted based not only on clinical and laboratory findings, but also on…

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