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Table 3 Differences in baseline values of patients in physician-perceived remission, stratified into patients in and not in self-perceived remission after 12 weeks of treatment

From: Pain, sleep and emotional well-being explain the lack of agreement between physician- and patient-perceived remission in early rheumatoid arthritis

  In physician-perceived remission, n = 55
In patient-perceived remission, n = 36 Not in patient-perceived remission, n = 19
DAS44 3.0 (1.1) 3.2 (1.0)
VAS global (mm) 47.5 [28.3–72.0] 66.0 [50.0–76.0]
TJC44ritchie 4.0 [3.0–9.0] 6.0 [4.0–11.0]
SJC44ritchie 6.0 [2.3–12.0] 6.0 [3.0–12.0]
ESR (mm/hour) 14.5 [8.0–31.0] 20.0 [12.0–40.0]
CRP (mg/l) 10.7 [4.2–24.8] 7.2 [3.9–32.0]
RAID pain 7.0 [3.0–8.0] 7.0 [4.8–8.0]
RAID FDA 6.0 [2.0–7.0] 5.0 [4.0–8.0]
RAID fatigue 5.0 [1.0–8.0] 6.0 [3.0–8.0]
RAID sleep 6.0 [2.0–8.0] 5.5 [2.0–7.3]
RAID physical well-being 3.0 [1.0–6.0] 3.5 [3.0–6.8]
RAID emotional well-being 3.0 [1.0–7.0] 4.0 [2.5–7.0]
RAID coping 3.0 [1.0–8.0] 5.0 [2.5–8.0]
HAQ 0.6 [0.1–1.1] 0.8 [0.4–1.5]
  1. Numbers are presented as mean (SD) or median [IQR] where appropriate
  2. CRP C-reactive protein, DAS44 disease activity score of 44 joints, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, FDA functional disability assessment, HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, IQR interquartile range, l liter, mg milligram, mm millimeter, n number, RAID Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease questionnaire, SD standard deviation, SJC44 swollen joint count of 44 joints, TJC44 tender joint count of 44 joints, VAS visual analogue scale
  3. *Significant difference (p < 0.05) in baseline values for patients in and not in self-perceived remission after 12 weeks of treatment