Table 2

Effects of the treatment on the assessed variables for all participants

Δ6 m

P


BMI (kg/m2)

0.45 ± 0.07

0.466

DAS

-2.37 ± 0.4

0.000

HAQ

-0.4 ± 0.01

0.001

ESR (mm/h)

-18.55 ± 12.8

0.002

CRP (μg/L)

-16.1 ± 9.4

0.016

HOMA

-0.2 ± 0.1

0.088

QUICKI

0.03 ± 0.022

0.092


Δ6 m, mean difference between baseline and six-month measurement; BMI, body mass index; CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS, Disease Activity Score 28; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; HOMA, Homeostasis Model Assessment Of Insulin Resistance; QUICKI, Quantitative Insulin Sensitivity Check Index.

Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R160   doi:10.1186/ar3900

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