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Table 1 Evaluation of treatment approaches in comparison with ACR treatment recommendation

From: Identifying factors associated with concordance with the American College of Rheumatology rheumatoid arthritis treatment recommendations

First visit Second visit
Disease activitya Treatment acceleration Consistent with recommendationsb Disease activity Treatment acceleration Consistent with recommendationsc
Active Yes Yes Active Yes or no Yes
Not active Yes or no Yes
Active No No Active Yes Yes
Active No No
Not active Yes or no Yes
  1. aActive disease is moderate disease activity with poor prognosis (modified Health Assessment Questionnaire >0.5, presence of rheumatoid nodules, erosive changes on x-ray, rheumatoid factor-positive, and secondary Sjögren’s syndrome) or high disease activity in the methotrexate monotherapy users and moderate or high disease activity in the multiple nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug users
  2. bCompliant with the recommendations in the cross-sectional analysis
  3. cCompliant with the recommendations over the first and second visits in the longitudinal analysis