Table 5

Disease-related characteristics at baseline, 2 weeks, and 12 weeks

Baseline

2 weeks

12 weeks

Treatment effect

F (2, 22) =


Morning stiffness (min)

116 ± 75

72 ± 81a

55 ± 83a

4.33, P = 0.02

CRP (mg/L)

10 (4-14)

3 (2.9-6)a

5 (2.9-10)a

12.89, P < 0.001

ESR (mm/hr)

16 (9-34)

10 (5-21)a

17 (5-27)

4.98, P = 0.01

DAS28

4.17 ± 0.96

2.74 ± 1.4a

2.64 ± 1.07a

15.92, P < 0.001

HAQ

2.1 ± 0.5

1.3 ± 0.9a

1.3 ± 0.9a

17.18, P < 0.001


Results are expressed as median (25th to 75th percentile values) or mean ± standard deviation, as appropriate. aDifferent from baseline. CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS28, disease activity score; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire.

Sandoo et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R117   doi:10.1186/ar3847

Open Data