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Table 3 Differences between patient-reported outcomes in patients with hand joint destruction compared to those without hand joint destruction

From: Factors associated with hand joint destruction in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Variables Overall sample
(N = 161)
Non-hand joint destruction (Sharp score = 0; N = 85) Hand joint destruction (Sharp score > 0; N = 76) z P-value
HAQ-DI score (range 0–3), median (IQR) 0.15 (0.88) 0.05 (0.55) 0.25 (1.26) −3.62 <0.001
HADS-anxiety score (range 0–21), median (IQR) 5 (3) 5 (6) 5 (5) −0.57 0.571
HADS-depression score (range 0–21), median (IQR) 5 (5) 3 (4.5) 6 (6) −1.50 0.047
Domains of SF-36 scores (range 0–100), median (IQR)
 PCS 37.75 (35.25) 38 (32.75) 36.63 (34.13) −1.34 0.180
 MCS 58.13 (35.13) 59.63 (36.5) 56.96 (34.22) −0.80 0.423
 PF 60 (47.5) 65 (52.5) 55 (55) −2.50 0.012
 RP 0 (25) 0 (25) 0 (25) −0.22 0.830
 BP 41 (43.5) 52 (42) 41 (51.5) −0.78 0.434
 GH 40 (32) 42 (31.5) 40 (30) −1.44 0.106
 VT 55 (20) 55 (22.5) 60 (20) −0.32 0.752
 SF 62.5 (50) 62.5 (50) 62.5 (46.88) −1.26 0.208
 RE 33.3 (100) 66.7 (100) 33.3 (100) −0.32 0.752
 MH 64 (24) 68 (24) 64 (24) −0.30 0.761
  1. IQR Interquartile range, HAQ-DI health assessment questionnaire-disability index, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, SF-36 Short Form 36 health survey, PCS physical components summary, MCS mental components summary, PF physical functioning, RP role physical, BP body pain, GH general health, VT vitality, SF social functioning, RE role emotional, MH mental health