Table 2

Clinical anterior chest wall inflammation by patient and physician assessment and concordance between the two assessmentsa

Assessments

SpA group

AS group

nrSpA group


Patient assessment, N

73

58

15

ACW pain present, n (%)

19 (26.0%)

16 (27.6%)

3 (20.0%)

Physician assessment, N

122

95

27

ACW tenderness present, n (%)

32 (26.2%)

25 (26.3%)

7 (25.9%)

Patient versus physician assessmentb (SpA group)

ACW tenderness present

ACW tenderness absent

Total

ACW pain present, n (%)

12 (16.4%)

7 (9.6%)

19 (26.0%)

ACW pain absent, n (%)

7 (9.6%)

47 (64.4%)

54 (74.0%)

Total, n (%)

19 (26.0%)

54 (74.0%)

73 (100%)


aACW = anterior chest wall; AS = ankylosing spondylitis; nrSpA = nonradiographic spondyloarthritis; SpA = spondyloarthritis. bEstimated Cohen's κ = 0.50 (95% CI = 0.24 to 0.71).

Weber et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R3   doi:10.1186/ar3551

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