Socioeconomic factors’ effect on return to work after first stroke
Previous studies have shown a socioeconomic gradient in RTW among stroke patients, where low level of income and education, is associated with a lower probability of RTW.2 There is less information on how functional status affects the relationship between socioeconomic status and RTW.9
The aim of this nationwide study was to investigate the relationship between socioeconomic status and RTW in younger stroke patients of working age. Our hypothesis was that patients with low socioeconomic status less often RTW within 1 year after stroke. We also aimed to further explore the importance of functional status on associations between socioeconomic status and RTW.