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Table 4 Correlations between educational needs, disease activity and function for 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

Cohort   DAS28 HAQ CDAI SDAI
   r p P-value r p P-value rp P-value r p P-value
RA (n = 130) Pain 0.044 0.662 -0.039 0.689 0.030 0.689 -0.083 0.403
  Movement 0.235* 0.013* 0.175 0.056 0.139* 0.130 -0.086 0.368
  Feelings 0.216* 0.023* 0.109* 0.235 0.054 0.557 -0.005 0.954
  Arthritis 0.086 0.375 -0.044 0.635 -0.025 0.786 -0.218* 0.023*
  Treatments 0.224* 0.028* 0.014 0.891 0.082 0.409 -0.168* 0.099
  Self help 0.169* 0.087 -0.083 0.380 0.011 0.91 -0.024 0.808
  Support 0.106* 0.285 0.089 0.342 -0.037 0.697 -0.079 0.418
  Total ENAT score 0.174* 0.115 0.019 0.860 0.030 0.777 -0.130* 0.236
   DAPSA HAQ CDAI   
PsA (n = 125) Pain 0.255* 0.058* 0.113* 0.391 0.260* 0.044*   
  Movement 0.470* 0.000* 0.384* 0.002* 0.509* 0.000*   
  Feelings 0.317* 0.013* 0.325* 0.009* 0.303* 0.015*   
  Arthritis 0.406* 0.002* 0.319* 0.011* 0.422* 0.001*   
  Treatments 0.330* 0.013* 0.148* 0.259 0.358* 0.005*   
  Self help 0.361* 0.004* 0.137* 0.276 0.319* 0.010*   
  Support 0.377* 0.004* 0.283* 0.026* 0.376* 0.003*   
  Total ENAT score 0.438* 0.002* 0.282* 0.043* 0.455* 0.001*   
  1. rp = Pearson correlation, where r = 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 represent small, moderate and large effects. P-value ≤0.05 represents significance effects against the null hypothesis on 'no correlation’; *significant results. RA, rheumatoid arthritis; PsA, psoriatic arthritis; ENAT, Educational Needs Assessment Tool; DAS28; Disease Activity Score 28; HAQ; Health Assessment Questionnaire; CDAI; Clinical Disease Activity Index; SDAI: Simple Disease Activity Index; DAPSA, Disease Activity Index for Psoriatic Arthritis.