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Table 2 Mean (SD) for RD-IPQ scores at baseline, discharge and 12 months

From: Illness perceptions in patients receiving rheumatology rehabilitation: association with health and outcomes at 12 months

RD-IPQa Baseline (n=112) Discharge Baseline (n=93) 12 months
RD-IPQ sumscale b 58.35 (14.99) 52.34 (15.41)*** 58.22 (13.69) 54.14 (14.44)***
Experienced symptoms (identity) 2.73 (0.67) 2.46 (0.76)*** 2.76 (0.62) 2.63 (0.69)
Symptoms affected your life (identity) 2.71 (0.78) 2.28 (0.73)*** 2.74 (0.74) 2.44 (0.71)***
Negative effect on your life (concequences) 2.46 (0.75) 2.24 (0.83)** 2.45 (0.75) 2.29 (0.77)*
Good life in spite of disease (concequences) 1.75 (0.74) 1.54 (0.71)** 1.75 (0.74) 1.52 (0.78)**
Worried (emotions) 2.17 (0.91) 2.05 (0.92) 2.09 (0.83) 2.09 (0.76)
Negative emotions (emotions) 2.18 (1.01) 1.97 (0.95) 2.14 (0.93) 2.02 (1.01)
Able to influence disease (personal control) 2.17 (0.68) 2.02 (0.66)* 2.20 (0.68) 1.99 (0.64)**
Clear understanding of disease (comprehension) 1.71 (0.86) 1.50 (0.76)** 1.70 (0.90) 1.40 (0.78)*
Thought health care can help (treatment control) 1.44 (0.86) 1.50 (0.82) 1.44 (0.83) 1.51 (0.80)
Experienced fluctuations in disease (cyclical) 2.25 (0.78) 2.25 (0.76) 2.25 (0.77) 2.16 (0.77)
  1. a Items are scored on a 5-point scale from 0–4 (not at all - to a very large extent). Item 4,7,8 and 9 in this table are revised prior to analysis.
  2. b The 6-item RD-IPQ scale is scored from 0–100; 0 and 100 are the best and worst possible illness perceptions.
  3. Asterisks denote statistical significance: *p<0.05; **p<0.01 level ***p<0.001 Paired sample t-test.