Table 3

Change in radiographic scores (SHS) in patients with great, moderate or no/small hand bone loss.

HBLtertiles

Great bone loss

Moderate bone loss

No/small bone loss

Diff.

Mean

SD

N

Mean

SD

N

Mean

SD

N

p


Change in SHS

ChSHS2yr

12.84

18.74

119

8.90

11.33

118

4.44

8.37

118

0.001

ChSHS5yr

23.96

29.64

103

19.03

23.09

91

12.01

15.32

94

0.005

ChSHS8yr

26.04

30.65

81

21.17

26.09

75

13.46

16.74

84

0.011


ChSHS, change in SHS; HBL, hand bone loss; 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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