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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients (n = 220)

From: Emotion regulation in patients with rheumatic diseases: validity and responsiveness of the Emotional Approach Coping Scale (EAC)

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
  Rheumatology Vitality Training Self-Management
  clinics (n = 118) Program (n = 36) Program (n = 66)
Age, mean (range) 49.9 (17 - 78) 45.9 (29 - 71)* 53.3 (25 - 86)
Female, n(%) 71 (60.7)** 34 (94.4) 60 (90.9)
Disease duration, mean (range) 10.0 (0 - 47)*** 5.0 (1 - 45) 5.0 (0.5 - 32)
Diagnosis, n (%):    
   rheumatoid arthritis 48 (41.7) 10 (27.8) 0
   ankylosing spondylitis 22 (19.1) 6 (16.7) 19 (15.2)
   psoriatic arthritis 20 (17.4) 5 (13.9) 7 (10.6)
   fibromyalgia 2 (1.7) 8 (22.2) 21 (31.8)
   connective tissue disease 5 (4.3) 0 6 (9.1)
   osteoarthritis 1 (0.9) 2 (5.6) 22 (33.3)
   juvenile arthritis 3 (2.6) 1 (2.8) 0
   others 14 (12.2) 4 (11.1) 0
EACscales:    
   Emotional Processing 2.78 (0.6) 2.96 (0.6) 2.83 (0.7)
   Emotional Expression 2.68 (0.6) 2.60 (0.7) 2.76 (0.6)
BACQ 3.28 (0.4) 3.25 (0.5) 3.15 (0.4)
GHQ - 20 22.01 (9.8) 24.06 (7.8) 22.48 (9.6)
  1. Emotional Processing: 1 = low processing, 4 = high processing
  2. Emotional Expression: 1 = low expression, 4 = high expression
  3. BACQ = Brief Approach/Avoidance Coping Questionnaire: 1 = low approach, 4 = high approach
  4. GHQ - 20 = General Health Questionnaire: 0 = no distress, 60 = high distress
  5. Values are means (SD) for continues variables and frequencies (percentages within sample) for categorical values.
  6. Disease duration = median years since diagnosis.
  7. * significant lower mean than the two other samples (p = 0.027)
  8. ** significant lower proportion than the two other samples (p < 0.001)
  9. *** significant higher median than the two other samples (p < 0.001)