What is Work/Occupation?

Category: Others

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A person may think of their occupation as a treatment in varying situations, such as to keep them distracted or busy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Low self esteem 4 2
Anxious mood 1 0
Depressed mood 1 0
Fear of going insane 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Major depressive disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Work/Occupation

Side effect Patients Percentage
Back pain 2
Anxious mood 1
Breakthrough pain 1
Fatigue 1
Increased anger 1
Mental confusion 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Work/Occupation

Dosage Patients Percentage
7 other daily 1
12 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Work/Occupation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Work/Occupation

Duration

Currently using Work/Occupation

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Work/Occupation

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 0
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2 patient evaluations for Work/Occupation

Jan 12, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low self esteem)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Increased sense of purpose. Maintain self-esteem. It gives me a reason I have to get out of bed. Money. It provides the opportunity to have exposure to others which helps decrease my anxiety about peer interactions. Only working part-time now
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low self esteem)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 19, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for feeling healthy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support social interaction)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for feeling healthy)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support social interaction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

Nov 17, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for feeling healthy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support social interaction)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I work for the Dutch IRS. If I go to work, I sit behind my desk and computer and often forget that I have this disease. Many collegues come to have a chat with me, so it takes my mind of ALS. Also it gives my caregiver a few hours free time every morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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