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Table 3 Patient-reported outcome measures for each year from 2004 to 2013 for patients with rheumatoid arthritis monitored in an ordinary outpatient clinic

From: Ten years of change in clinical disease status and treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: results based on standardized monitoring of patients in an ordinary outpatient clinic in southern Norway

Year (patients) MHAQ Joint pain (VAS, mm) Fatigue (VAS, mm) Mornings stiffness (h) Patient global assessment (VAS, mm)
2004 0.57 (0.53) 40.2 (26.8) 45.7 (29.5) 1.1 (1.3) 43.4 (26.5)
(n = 404) [96.0 %] [88.1 %] [86.9 %] [90.6 %] [88.4 %]
2005 0.58 (0.55) 39.2 (25.8) 42.9 (29.2) 1.0 (1.3) 40.9 (24.8)
(n = 604) [95.0 %] [90.4 %] [89.1 %] [92.1 %] [90.4 %]
2006 0.61 (0.58) 38.8 (26.8) 43.4 (30.0) 1.0 (1.0) 42.8 (25.9)
(n = 620) [96.8 %] [91.8 %] [91.3 %] [92.6 %] [90.2 %]
2007 0.60 (0.53) 38.8 (25.9) 41.2 (30.0) 1.2 (1.4) 39.1 (25.7)
(n = 743) [94.3 %] [90.2 %] [90.8 %] [91.5 %] [79.1 %]
2008 0.56 (0.53) 36.8 (25.5) 41.4 (29.6) 1.0 (1.3) 38.2 (25.2)
(n = 796) [90.6 %] [86.2 %] [89.4 %] [89.2 %] [80.9 %]
2009 0.50 (0.50) 35.7 (26.0) 37.5 (29.7) 1.0 (1.3) 35.8 (25.7)
(n = 969) [92.7 %] [90.1 %] [91.3 %] [92.0 %] [83.7 %]
2010 0.50 () 34.6 (25.3) 38.1 (29.6) 1.0 (1.3) 35.2 (25.5)
(n = 1069) [96.0 %] [94.0 %] [94.4 %] [94.8 %] [90.4 %]
2011 0.51 (0.51) 35.0 (26.1) 38.4 (30.3) 1.0 (1.4) 35.1 (26.0)
(n = 1103) [96.7 %] [96.2 %] [95.7 %] [95.8 %] [90.6 %]
2012 0.49 (0.51) 33.6 (25.6) 38.6 (30.1) 1.0 (1.3) 34.0 (25.9)
(n = 1113) [96.6 %] [96.2 %] [95.9 %] [95.6 %] [91.2 %]
2013 0.50 (0.52) 32.6 (25.7) 37.4 (30.2) 1.0 (1.4) 33.9 (26.0)
(n = 1083) [96.0 %] [95.3 %] [95.2 %] [94.6 %] [89.9 %]
P valuea 2004–2013 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
P valuea 2010–2013 0.88 0.040 0.69 0.27 0.19
  1. Abbreviations: MHAQ Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire, VAS Visual analogue scale
  2. Data are mean (SD). The percentages within square brackets represent patients with available data
  3. aLinear regression used to test for differences during follow-up