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Table 3 Mean (sd) patient characteristics

From: Translation, data quality, reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Norwegian version of the Effective Musculoskeletal Consumer Scale (EC-17)

  Test-retest Pre-post test
  Respondents (n = 52) Non-respondents (n = 37) Respondents (n = 66) Non-respondents (n = 37)
Females n 51 (98%) 36 (97%) 60 (91%) 33 (89%)
Age, yrs 52.8 (13.0) 54.6 (9.6) 53.3 (12.1) 55.2 (12.7)
Disease duration, yrs, 6.6 (7.0)   7.4 (6,8)  
Living alone 30 (58%)   17 (26%)  
Education (<12 yrs) 29 (56%)   46 (70%)  
Diagnoses:     
   Fibromyalgia 17 (33%) 14 (38%) 21 (32%) 7 (19%)
   Sjogrens syndrome 17 (33%) 10 (27%) 7 (11%) 12 (32%)
   Rheumatoid arthritis 9 (17%) 7 (19%)   
   Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 9 (17%) 6 (16%)   
   Osteoarthritis    22 (33%) 11 (30%)
   Ankylosing spondylitis    10 (15%) 4 (11%)
   Scleroderma    6 (9%) 3 (8%)