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Table 2 Recommended glove-wear regimen, self-reported glove wear and glove benefit (12- week follow-up: n = 154)

From: Clinical and cost effectiveness of arthritis gloves in rheumatoid arthritis (A-GLOVES): randomised controlled trial with economic analysis

  Control (n = 70a): Intervention (n = 84): p
Recommended glove-wear regimen:
 - Day time only 9 (13%) 20 (24%) 0.08
 - Day and night 42 (60%) 41 (49%) 0.17
 - Night-time only 19 (27%) 23 (27%) 0.97
Number of days gloves worn (day-time) per week in last 4 weeks: mean (SD)
 - Dominant hand 5.2 (1.8)
(n = 47)
5.3 (1.8)
(n = 56)
0.80
 - Non-dominant hand 5.2 (1.9)
(n = 45)
5.2 (1.8)
(n = 53)
0.94
Number of minutes gloves (worn (day-time) per day in last 4 weeks: Mean (SD)
 - Dominant hand 310.0 (218.9)
(n = 48)
316.9 (215.1)
(n = 57)
0.87
 - Non-dominant hand 317.6 (225.5)
(n = 46)
325.1 (226.5)
(n = 54)
0.87
Number of nights gloves worn per week in last 4 weeks: mean (SD)
 - Dominant hand 5.5 (1.9)
(n = 52)
4.9 (2.1)
(n = 55)
0.14
 - Non-dominant hand 6.0 (1.5)
(n = 48)
5.1 (2.1)
(n = 56)
0.01
Number of minutes gloves worn per night in last 4 weeks: Mean (SD)
 - Dominant hand 412.6 (131.7)
n = 53
384.4 (136.5)
n = 58
0.27
 - Non-dominant hand 419.4 (140.0)
n = 50
395.8 (140.1)
n = 58
0.38
Self-reported glove perceptions:
 - Gloves are beneficial 51 (73%) 61 (73%) 0.97
 - Will continue to wear gloves 50 (72%) 59 (72%) 0.94
  (n = 51) (n = 61)  
 - Gloves give warmth 41 (80%) 45 (74%) 0.41
 - Gloves give comfort 38 (75%) 52 (85%) 0.15
 - Sleep better 21 (41%) 25 (41%) 0.98
  1. a10 control participants could not be fitted with gloves