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Table 2 The correlation between BMI and disease activity and function at baseline in patients with PsA and obesity (N = 41)

From: Weight loss improves disease activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis and obesity: an interventional study

  Spearman’s rho p value
CRP, mg/L 0.312 0.047
Tender joints 68, score 0.333 0.034
Swollen joints 66, score − 0.139 0.385
VAS patients global disease activity, mm 0.370 0.017
VAS pain, mm 0.298 0.059
VAS fatigue, mm 0.220 0.168
DAS28CRP, score 0.382 0.014
DAPSA, score 0.360 0.021
Leeds enthesitis index, score 0.483 0.001
BSA, % −0.155 0.334
HAQ, score 0.457 0.003
DLQI, score −0.113 0.483
  1. BMI body mass index, BSA body surface area, CRP C-reactive protein, DAPSA Disease Activity in PSoriatic Arthritis, DAS28CRP Disease Activity Score using 28 joint counts based on CRP, DLQI Dermatology Life Quality Index, VAS visual analogue scale