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Table 2 Patient-reported outcomes among patients diagnosed with moderate RA (n = 102)

From: Direct healthcare resource utilisation, health-related quality of life, and work productivity in patients with moderate rheumatoid arthritis: an observational study

Patient-reported outcome measure Value
EQ-5D-5L, mean (SD)
 EQ-5D crosswalk index value (n = 102) 0.62 (0.24)
 VAS (n = 99) 62.2 (20.0)
WPAI, median (IQR)
 Absenteeisma (n = 26) 0 (0–1)
 Presenteeismb (n = 28) 20 (10–40)
 Work productivity lossc (n = 26) 20 (10–48)
 Activity impairment (n = 91) 40 (10–60)
 Pain VAS (n = 99), mean (SD) 37.7 (24.0)
FACIT-F, median (IQR)
 Overall (0–160; n = 94) 97 (83.6–104.6)
 Physical well-being sub-score (0–28; n = 102) 21 (14.0–24.0)
 Social/family well-being sub-score (0–28; n = 95) 23 (17.5–26.6)
 Emotional well-being sub-score (0–24; n = 99) 18 (14.0–20.0)
 Functional well-being sub-score (0–28; n = 100) 18 (12.0–23.0)
 Fatigue subscale (0–52; n = 98) 17.2 (11.0–28.8)
Morning Joint Stiffness
 Duration (hours; n = 94), median (IQR) 1.0 (0.3–2.0)
 Severity (n = 101), median (IQR) 4.0 (2.0–6.0)
HAQ-DI, mean (SD) 1.1 (0.8)
 Activities of daily living requiring support, n (%)
  Gripping/opening things 65 (64)
  Housework 48 (47)
  Reaching for/picking up things 46 (45)
  Shopping 44 (43)
  Gardening 39 (38)
  Cooking and preparing food 37 (36)
  Attending healthcare appointments 37 (36)
  Getting up from sitting or lying down 27 (26)
  Dressing/grooming 23 (23)
  Moving around outdoors 22 (22)
  Taking medication 15 (15)
  Moving around indoors, including stairs 14 (14)
  Washing and hygiene 13 (13)
  Leisure activities 13 (13)
  Eating/drinking 8 (8)
  Other 5 (5)
Employment status change (in patients who were employed prior to RA diagnosis, n = 54) because of moderate RAd, n (%)
 Stopped work 14 (26)
 Reduced work hours 11 (20)
 Took paid leave 2 (4)
 Took unpaid leave 1 (2)
 Other 6 (11)
No changes in employment status because of RAe 22 (41)
  1. EQ-5D-5L EuroQoL- 5 dimension, FACIT-F Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - fatigue scale, HAQ-DI Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index, IQR Interquartile range, RA Rheumatoid arthritis, SD Standard deviation, VAS Visual analogue scale, WPAI Work Productivity and Activity Impairment
  2. a% work time missed
  3. b% work time lost due to reduced effectiveness
  4. cAbsenteeism + presenteeism
  5. dNot mutually exclusive
  6. dIncludes patients who were already retired