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Table 1 HF evaluation in controls, patients in remission and patients with disease activity

From: Patient and physician perspectives of hand function in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients: the impact of disease activity

Variablesa Controls (N = 69) Patients in remission (N = 91) Patients with disease activity (N = 48)
MHQ 98.9 (95.5–100) 92.5 (83.3–97.7)* 65 (54.5–82.4)*
DASH 0 (0–1) 0.8 (0–6.7) 22.5 (5.4–41.5)*
Grip strengthb 22.3 (19.1–26.5) 18.7 (13.7–23)* 10.7 (7.5–15.3)*
Tip pinchb 4.5 (3.9–5.4) 3.8 (3.2–4.5)* 3 (2.2–3.3)*
Key pinchb 7.1 (6–8) 6.3 (5.3–7.3) 4.8 (3.7–5.8)*
Palmar pinchb 6 (4.9–7) 5 (4–6.2)* 3.7 (2.5–4.6)*
  1. MHQ Michigan hand outcome questionnaire, DASH Disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand outcome measure
  2. *p ≤ 0.005 vs. controls
  3. aData are presented as the median (Q25-Q75)
  4. bKg