Table 2

Change in radiographic scores (SHS) in presence or absence of hand bone loss.

HBLsdc


No hand bone loss

Hand bone loss

Diff.


Change in SHS

Mean

SD

N

Mean

SD

N

p

ChSHS2yr

4.31

8.36

113

10.81

15.48

242

0.001

ChSHS5yr

11.82

15.36

89

21.49

26.59

199

0.003

ChhSHS8yr

13.31

16.91

81

23.58

28.34

159

0.005


ChSHS, change in SHS; HBLsdc, hand bone loss smallest detectable change; N, number; SD, standard deviation; SHS, Sharp van der Heijde Score; yr, year.

Forslind et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R219   doi:10.1186/ar4058

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