The study, published in Arthritis Care & Research, showed that both low education and occupation were associated with worsening pain.
The conclusion of the study was that low educational attainment and non-professional occupation status were associated with increased worsening of patient reported outcome scores. However, there were no corresponding increases in radiographically assessed erosion or JSN score progression.
Dr. Emma Astrike-Davis, a medical resident at UNC, was the first author on the newly published paper. For this project she was mentored by UNC Drs. Becki Cleveland, Beth Jonas, and Leigh Callahan.
You can access the study via this link.