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Table 5 Differences of treatment effect and standardized response means of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and function outcomes between baseline and month 3 of treatment

From: Comprehensibility, reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Thai version of the Health Assessment Questionnaire in Thai patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis outcome Mean difference of treatment (95% CI) SRM (95% CI)
Tender joint count -3.58 (-2.42 to -4.74) 0.59 (0.40 to 0.78)
Swollen joint count -2.72 (-1.90 to -3.53) 0.64 (0.45 to 0.83)
Patient global assessment -0.79 (-0.63 to -0.96) 0.94 (0.74 to 1.13)
Physician global assessment -0.77 (-0.61 to -0.94) 0.89 (0.70 to 1.09)
Pain level -0.75 (-0.58 to -0.93) 0.82 (0.62 to 1.01)
ESR -13.93 (-7.01 to -20.84) 0.41 (0.21 to 0.61)
Thai HAQ -0.50 (-0.38 to -0.63) 0.75 (0.56 to 0.94)
ACR functional class -0.44 (-0.29 to -0.60) 0.59 (0.38 to 0.80)
  1. ACR, American College of Rheumatology; CI, confidence interval; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; SRM, standardized response mean; Thai HAQ, Thai version of the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index.