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Table 1 Participants and their factor loadings for the two Q-studies

From: A Q-methodology study of flare help-seeking behaviours and different experiences of daily life in rheumatoid arthritis

ID Dis Dur (yrs) HAQ Pt Global Med In Flare? Daily life factor Daily life factor load Flare factor Flare factor load
P1 7 1.38 2.2 Biologic No A 0.48 X 0.86
P2 36 2.38 6.7 NSAIDs No A 0.70 Did not load -
P3 23 2.63 2.6 Biologic Yes A 0.55 X 0.70
P4 16 2.63 2.3 Biologic No A 0.52 X 0.89
P5 32 2.25 2.6 Steroids No A 0.51 Did not complete -
P6 31 1.50 4.0 Biologic No A 0.59 X 0.62
P7 14 1.38 1.5 Biologic No A 0.52 Did not complete -
P8 Unknown 0.00 0.5 Biologic DMARDs No B 0.70 X 0.86
P9 40 2.25 6.9 DMARDs No B -0.50 Y -0.72
P10 27 0.50 4.3 DMARDs No B -0.46 X 0.78
P11 4 1.63 4.7 DMARDs Steroids No B -0.70 X 0.58
P12 2 2.00 5.4 Biologic DMARDs No B -0.54 X 0.57
P13 5 0.63 6.7 DMARDs Yes B -0.46 Y -0.63
P14 25 2.13 5.5 Biologic Steroids No B -0.54 X 0.60
P15 2 0.75 7.9 Steroids No B -0.85 X 0.76
P16 17 2.14 1.0 Biologic DMARDs No B -0.42 Did not load -
P17 9 0.38 1.2 Biologic Yes C -0.52 X 0.90
P18 6 0.00 0.3 Steroids No C -0.42 Y -0.71
P19 1 0.125 1.3 DMARDs No C -0.67 Did not load -
P20 16 0.88 3.4 Biologic No C -0.44 X 0.78
P21 30 0.62 2.3 No medication No C -0.63 Y -0.60
P22 3 0.00 1.9 DMARDs No C -0.48 Did not load -
P23 4 1.25 1.5 Biologic No C -0.59 X 0.67
P24 20 2.50 5.0 DMARDs No Did not complete - X 0.81
P25 30 0.88 0.3 Biologic No Did not load - X 0.55
P26 12 0.75 2.0 DMARDs No Did not load - X 0.76
P27 18 1.57 3.6 DMARDs Yes Did not load - Y -0.70
P28 13 2.30 5.0 DMARDs Yes Did not load - Y -0.59
P29 4 3.00 2.0 DMARDs Steroids No Did not load - Did not load -
P30 11 1.13 1.7 DMARDs No Did not load - Did not load -
P31 14 0.75 1.5 DMARDs No Did not load - Did not load -
Overall mean (SD) 15.7 (11.3) 1.4 (0.9) 3.2 (2.1)       
  1. Dis Dur = Disease Duration.
  2. HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire score 0–3, high bad.
  3. Pt Global = Disease activity score patient global measure 0–10, high bad.
  4. Medication: NSAIDs = Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory DMARDS = Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug.