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Employability situation in patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in Brazil

Grant number: 17/09586-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal Investigator:Denis Bernardi Bichuetti
Grantee:Carolina Martines Estrutti
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, presenting a chronic evolution with periods of exacerbation throughout life. MS affects people at the peak of their productive life, between 20 and 40 years, and causes permanent neurological incapacity in the long term, thus being a potentially disabling disease that occurs in a population of economically active age. These facts call attention to the issue of quality of life and autonomy of patients, not only in personal life but also in the issue of income maintenance, remunerated activities and employment relationship. With an interest in understanding the occupational and employment situation of Brazilian patients before and after the diagnostic confirmation of multiple sclerosis, we intend to carry out a cross-sectional study using electronic mail, including 12 questions about the occupational status of these patients. (AU)

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