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Table 3 Comparison of educational needs between the RA and PsA cohorts

From: Patient education, disease activity and physical function: can we be more targeted? A cross sectional study among people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and hand osteoarthritis

Domain (score range)   Psoriatic arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Difference
  mean (SD) mean (SD) MD (95% CI) t-test p-value
Pain (0 to 24) 14.29 (6.69) 13.40 (6.99) 0.89 (-0.79, 2.58) 1.04 0.30
Movement (0 to 20) 9.79 (5.67) 11.07 (5.62) -1.28 (-2.67, 0.11) -1.81 0.07
Feelings (0 to 16) 8.68 (4.73) 8.50 (4.90) 0.17 (-1.01, 1.36) 0.29 0.78
Arthritis (0 to 28) 19.44 (6.89) 20.65 (7.65) -1.21 (-3.01, 0.59) -1.32 0.19
Treatments (0 to 28) 15.90 (7.59) 15.25 (8.79) 0.65 (-1.38, 2.68) 0.63 0.53
Self-help (0 to 24) 15.76 (5.90) 13.86 (6.82) 0.91 (-0.67, 2.49) 1.14 0.26
Support (0 to 16) 6.83 (4.40) 7.00 (4.30) -0.17 (-1.25, 0.90) -0.32 0.75
Total ENAT score (0 to 164) 90.69 (32.11) 90.73 (33.6) -0.04 (-8.18, 8.10) -0.01 0.99
  1. MD, mean difference (Psoriatic arthritis cohort minus rheumatoid arthritis cohort). P-value ≤0.05 represents significance effects against the null hypothesis on 'no difference’.