Sarcoidosis and Work Participation: The Need to Develop a Disease-Specific Core Set for Assessment of Work Ability.


ILD Care Foundation Research Team, Ede, The Netherlands. [Email]


Sarcoidosis, an inflammatory multi-organ disease with a wide variety of clinical manifestations, affecting people of working age. Patients suffer from a broad spectrum of physical symptoms of varying severity that impact function including cognitive impairment and disabling fatigue. The Dutch Sarcoidosis Society identified a knowledge gap in various facets related to work ability. The aim of this study was to assess sarcoidosis patients' perceived problems related to work performance, employer, and disability evaluations.


Absenteeism,Disability,Fatigue,Sarcoidosis,Small fiber neuropathy-associated symptoms,Work ability,