Sex and Gender Interactions in the Lives of Patients with Spondyloarthritis in Spain: A Quantitative-qualitative Study

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dc.contributorSalud Públicaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBlasco-Blasco, Mar-
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Cantero, María Teresa-
dc.contributor.authorJuárez-Herrera y Cairo, Lucero Aída-
dc.contributor.authorJovaní, Vega-
dc.contributor.authorPascual, Eliseo-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Cienciaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-22T09:02:38Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-22T09:02:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Rheumatology. 2017, 44(10): 1429-1435. doi:10.3899/jrheum.170128es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0315-162X (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1499-2752 (Online)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10045/74469-
dc.description.abstractObjective. To illustrate the experiences and contextual support perceived by men and women with spondyloarthritis (SpA) in relation to their demanding productive and reproductive roles. Methods. A quantitative-qualitative study of 96 men and 54 women with SpA was conducted at the Alicante University General Hospital, in a Spanish Mediterranean city, from March 2013 to February 2014. Descriptive and qualitative content analyses compared working lives and family/partner relationships of male and female patients. Results. Working life: both women (55.6%) and men (51.04%) were similarly affected, but women had worse disease activity (5.4 vs 4.0, p = 0.01) and less antitumor necrosis factor-α therapy (56.7% vs 77.6%, p < 0.05). Different patterns were found by gender: women mostly practiced presenteeism whereas men practiced absenteeism, women took antiinflammatories prior to work and men after work, employers suggested more frequently the beneficial actions for men, and some women withdrew permanently from the labor market. Family/partner relationships: women were more affected (57.4%) than men (41.7%), with worse results for diagnostic delay (11.2 vs 6.4 yrs, p = 0.02), disease activity (5.8 vs 3.6, p < 0.001), and physical function (5.2 vs 3.8, p = 0.02). Gender role conflicts emerged, with women developing strategies to face compulsory housework whereas men avoided them; women regretted neglecting their children and men not sharing leisure activities with them. Conclusion. Our study highlights the vital complexity in which patients with SpA are immersed, especially for women in a country where a mix of new and traditional gender roles coexist. Awareness of its existence is crucial when professionals strive to provide healthcare focused on their well-being in addition to medical therapy.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSupported by FEDER-Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, España (Grant PI11/00865), and Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios de Género, Universidad de Alicante, España.es_ES
dc.languageenges_ES
dc.publisherThe Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Company Limitedes_ES
dc.rights© 2017 The Journal of Rheumatologyes_ES
dc.subjectSpondyloarthropathyes_ES
dc.subjectGender roleses_ES
dc.subjectGender biases_ES
dc.subject.otherMedicina Preventiva y Salud Públicaes_ES
dc.titleSex and Gender Interactions in the Lives of Patients with Spondyloarthritis in Spain: A Quantitative-qualitative Studyes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.peerreviewedsies_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.3899/jrheum.170128-
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.170128es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccesses_ES
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