Table 2

Cross-sectional fatigue measures, significant correlations at baseline.

Correlating

Spearman's rho


covariates

FSS

Fatigue VAS

FACIT-F

Vitality


Age

0.20*

Mouth dryness VAS

0.31**

-0.20*

-0.20*

Pain VAS

0.32**

0.25**

-0.48**

-0.31**

Schirmer's test

0.18*

ANA

-0.19*

Mental health

-0.19*

0.32**

0.24**


N was 140 or 141 for the different comparisons. FACIT-F, vitality and mental health are negative scales (higher number means better health). *: P < 0.05; **: P < 0.01. Abbreviations: see Table 1.

Haldorsen et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R167   doi:10.1186/ar3487

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