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Table 4 Effect of MPNs on work and productivity among respondents who were employed

From: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have a significant impact on patients’ overall health and productivity: the MPN Landmark survey

Effect on Work/Productivity,a n/Nb (%) MF (n = 207) PV (n = 380) ET (n = 226)
Reduced work hoursc 70/119 (59) 91/246 (37) 50/169 (30)
Days sick from workd    
 1–3 11/52 (21) 19/127 (15) 18/88 (20)
 4–6 3/52 (6) 4/127 (3) 2/88 (2)
 7–9 0 0 0
 ≥10 1/52 (2) 1/127 (1) 0
Voluntarily terminated jobc 39/125 (31) 54/254 (21) 19/169 (11)
Involuntarily terminated jobc 6/120 (5) 11/242 (5) 7/168 (4)
Medical disabilityc 38/134 (28) 37/253 (15) 12/177 (7)
Early retirementc 38/125 (30) 54/253 (21) 24/169 (14)
  1. ET = essential thrombocythemia; MF = myelofibrosis; MPN = myeloproliferative neoplasm; PV = polycythemia vera
  2. aRespondents employed full- or part-time only
  3. bN is the number of respondents who reported “yes” or “no,” excluding those who answered “not applicable.”
  4. cEver
  5. dIn the preceding 30 days