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Table 3 Illness perceptions for ‘gout’ and ‘urate crystal arthritis’. Data are shown as mean (SD)

From: The impact of the illness label ‘gout’ on illness and treatment perceptions in Māori (Indigenous New Zealanders)

 Gout-labelled illnessUrate crystal arthritis-labelled illnessP
Consequences (10 = severely affects)7.4 (2.6)7.7 (2.7)0.46
Timeline (10 = forever)6.9 (2.8)7.9 (2.4)0.013
Personal control (10 = extreme amount)6.0 (3.1)5.4 (2.8)0.19
Treatment control (10 = extremely helpful)7.4 (2.3)6.7 (2.8)0.08
Identity (10 = many severe symptoms)5.8 (3.1)5.8 (2.6)0.95
Concern (10 = extremely concerned)7.6 (2.7)7.5 (2.9)0.93
Understanding (10 = very clearly)6.3 (3.1)4.4 (3.3)< 0.001
Embarrassment (10 = very embarrassed)5.6 (3.7)5.1 (3.8)0.42
Emotions (10 = extremely affected)7.3 (2.7)7.4 (2.6)0.71