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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of relationship between EQ-5D, EQ global health (VAS), and patient characteristics

From: Health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Variables EQ-5D score EQ Global health (VAS)
Beta 95% CI of beta Beta 95% CI of beta
lower upper lower upper
Age 0.001 0.0001 0.002 −0.051 − 0.192 0.091
Unemployed or retired −0.014 − 0.306 0.007    
Education > 6 years     −1.105 −4.329 2.120
Disease duration ≥10 years     0.472 −2.392 3.335
DAS28 −0.014* −0.027 −0.001 −1.889* −3.730 − 0.048
HAQ −0.090* − 0.106 −0.075 −8.088* −10.403 −5.773
DM 0.017 −0.016 0.049    
CAD −0.033* 0.294 −0.094    
Dyslipidemia     2.109 −0.929 5.146
Depression −0.077* −0.115 − 0.039 −7.563* −13.117 −2.008
Anxiety −0.087* − 0.124 −0.050 −5.921* − 11.293 − 0.548
Constant 1.124 1.043 1.205 108.626 96.971 120.58
  1. Abbreviation:- EQ-5D EuroQol five dimensional questionnaire, VAS Visual analogue scale, DAS28 Disease activity score28, HAQ Health assessment questionnaire, DM Diabetes mellitus, CAD Coronary artery disease, SE standard error
  2. *p <  0.05