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Table 4 Health status measured at baseline (T0), end of intervention (T1), and 12 weeks follow-up (T2) (n = 13)

From: Exploring Tai Chi in rheumatoid arthritis: a quantitative and qualitative study

  T0 T1 p-value (T0-T1) T2 p-value (T0-T2)
HAQ (0-3) 0.5 (0.0-1.5) 0.5 (0.0-1.2) 0.72 0.5 (0.0-1.5) 0.34
Fatigue (0-100) 27 (5 - 89) 28 (3 - 81) 0.55 25 (6 - 74) 0.70
Muscle pain (0-100) 30 (1 - 60) 25 (2 - 69) 0.92 23 (2 - 61) 0.88
Fear of falling (0-100) 14 (0 -76) 21 (2 - 71) 0.75 33 (10-95) 0.13
SF-36 (0-100)      
   Vitality 45 (15 - 80) 55 (35 - 70) 0.26 50 (25 - 70) 0.59
   Pain 51 (0 - 84) 62 (41 - 84) 0.05 42 (22 - 100) 0.17
   General health 52 (35 - 82) 50 (32 - 87) 0.96 47 (35 - 97) 0.92
   Mental health 80 (40 - 92) 76 (36 - 92) 0.68 76 (56 - 92) 0.59
   Physical functioning 75 (25 - 95) 70 (30 - 95) 0.72 75 (25 - 95) 0.91
   Social functioning 75 (12 - 100) 75 (25 - 100) 0.03 62 (12 - 100) 0.22
   Role emotional 100 (0 - 100) 100 (33 - 100) 0.23 67 (0 - 100) 0.86
   Role physical 50 (0 - 100) 75 (0 - 100) 0.19 25 (0 - 100) 0.91
Self-efficacy (10-100)      
   Pain NA 70 (18 - 100) NA 62 (18 - 86) 0.45*
   Function 89 (54 - 100) 88 (28 - 99) 0.40 90 (61 - 100) 0.22
   Symptoms 75 (35 - 90) 75 (42 - 100) 0.45 78 (57-97) 0.13
  1. Values are median (range).
  2. *T1 versus T2
  3. NA = not assessed
  4. HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire
  5. SF-36 = Short Form Health Survey 36