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Table 2 Secondary Outcomes†

From: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of hydrotherapy and land exercises on overall well being and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis

  Hydrotherapy Land Exercises
Outcome Measure Baseline N = 57 Immediately Post Treatment N = 44 3 mo. post treatment N = 43 Baseline N = 58 Immediately Post Treatment N = 40 3 mo. Post treatment N = 42
EQ-5D Utility 0.69 (0.52–0.80) 0.69 (0.59–0.78)
p = 0.61
0.62 (0.52–0.76)
p = 0.044
0.69 (0.59–0.76) 0.68 (0.59–0.79)
p = 0.57
0.66 (0.52–0.76)
p = 0.044
EQ-5D VAS (0–100) 70 (50–85) 73 (55–85)**
p = 0.57
70 (44–80)
p = 0.08
74 (60–86)* 77 (60–90)
p = 0.42
75 (51–88)***
p = 0.63
HAQ (0–3) 1.38 (0.69–2.00) 1.50 (1.06–1.84)
p = 0.09
1.63 (1.13–1.88)
p = 0.23
1.50 (0.88–2.00)* 1.44 (0.78–1.84)
p = 0.20
1.38 (0.84–1.91)
p = 0.77
Pain (100 mm VAS, 0 = no pain) 24 (10–50) 25.5 (11–41)
p = 0.40
35 (14–62)
p = 0.026
26.5 (14–51) 27.5 (15–58)
p = 0.22
42.5 (16–59)
p = 0.005
10 m walk time (seconds) 10.9 (7.9–12.8) 9.1 (7.2–10.7)
p < 0.001
10.0 (8.0–12.0)**
p = 0.011
10.2 (8.8–13.2) 8.8 (6.9–11.3)
p < 0.001
9.0 (7.7–11.3)
p < 0.001
  1. † Values are medians with lower and upper quartiles in parentheses and p values for comparison with baseline
  2. * n = 57 ** n = 42 *** n = 41