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Table 3 Determinants of patient-physician discordance

From: Articular involvement, steroid treatment and fibromyalgia are the main determinants of patient-physician discordance in systemic lupus erythematosus

  Discordant patients (152/208) Concordant patients (56/208) p value
Median age at enrollment (years) (IQR) 48 (39–56) 44.5 (37–50) p = 0.031
Median disease duration (years) (IQR) 16.5 (7.75–22.25) 13.5 (5–19) ns
Median SLICC-DI (IQR) 0 (0–1) 1 (0–2) ns
Ongoing joint involvement (% of patients) 10.5% 0 p = 0.012
Past joint involvement (% of patients) 70.9% 55.3% p = 0.036
GC therapy (% of patients) 50% 28.6% p = 0.006
Median GC daily dose (mg methylprednisolone) (IQR) 0 (0–2) 1 (0–4) p = 0.031
Fibromyalgia (% of patients) 15.8% 1.8% p = 0.006
PCS (mean ± SD) 54.7 ± 14.1 65.8 ± 20.4 p < 0.0001
MCS (mean ± SD) 54 ± 14.5 64.3 ± 17.7 p < 0.0001
LIT (mean ± SD) 28.4 ± 20.4 14 ± 16.8 p < 0.0001
FACIT (mean ± SD) 35.3 ± 10.1 47.3 ± 3.6 p < 0.0001