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Table 4 Baseline PROs for low and high usea of HCP the year before and during hospital stay

From: Involvement of the multidisciplinary team and outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation among patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease

Variable Last year before rehabilitation (n = 317)   During rehabilitation stay (n = 317)  
  Low use (<2) (n = 94) High use (>5) (n = 93) p- value Low use (<4) (n = 85) High use (>6) (n = 84) P-value
HAQ 1.08 (0.65) 1.42 (0.66) <0.001 1.20 (0.68) 1.35 (0.68) 0.60
SF36 PCS 32.4 (9.7) 27.6 (10.1) 0.001 30.2 (9.8) 27.7 (10.4) 0.11
SF36 MCS 44.7 (12.1) 45.2 (13.0) 0.79 44.7 (11.7) 43 (13.4) 0.40
Pain 52.3 (25.4) 53.7 (25.4) 0.71 50.1 (26.8) 51.9 (24.0) 0.66
Fatigue 56.2 (28.3) 65.2 (25.2) 0.023 58.9 (26.7) 64.8 (25.6) 0.15
Patient global 49.2 (27.2) 52.6 (23.0) 0.38 50.0 (26.0) 50.5 (23.7) 0.90
SES pain 55.6 (16.2) 54.2 (16.8) 0.57 52.9 (18.8) 53.3 (14.3) 0.90
SES symptoms 60.2 (14.7) 62.6 (13.9) 0.28 59.9 (14.4) 61.2 (14.6) 0.57
RADAI 4.40 (2.08) 4.80 (2.07) 0.20 4.72 (2.26) 4.60 (1.93) 0.72
SF6D 0.61 (0.12) 0.57 (0.10) 0.038 0.60 (0.11) 0.55 (0.10) 0.002
  1. a Use of health care professionals is grouped in lowest and highest tertile. The intermediate tertile for last year before rehabilitation included 126 patients (missing n = 4), and the tertile for during the rehabilitation stay included 134 patients (missing n = 14)
  2. Values are means with standard variation and p-value from independent samples t-test
  3. PRO Patient reported outcomes, HCP Health Care professionals, HAQ Health Assessment Questionnaire, SF-36 Short Form 36, PCS Physical component summary, MCS mental component summary, SES Self-Efficacy Scales, RADAI Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Index