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Table 2 Clinical evolution of hand osteoarthritis over 2 years

From: The presence of erosive joints is a strong predictor of radiological progression in hand osteoarthritis: results of a 2-year prospective follow-up of the Liège Hand Osteoarthritis Cohort (LIHOC)

Variable Baseline, n = 203 At 2 years, n = 176 p
Mean SD Median P25 P75 Mean SD Median P25 P75
Number of the painful hand joint(s) 3.57 6.18 1 0 4 3.34 5.73 1 0 4 0.83
Number of soft tissue swellings 3.29 3.23 2 1 4 3.10 4.18 2 0 4 0.28
Number of Heberden’s and Bouchard’s nodes 8.80 5.23 9 5 12 10.06 4.96 10 7 13 0.00
Number of the tender joints upon pressure 7.86 8.60 5 2 10 7.82 8.64 4 2 11 0.53
Hand pain (VAS 0–100) 44.15 23.70 50 29 59 42.94 27.67 50 20 65 0.85
AUSCAN
 Overall (0–300) 130.07 77.25 128.99 71.08 182.54 126.80 78.18 127.92 59.36 195.02 0.39
 Pain (0–100) 44.27 27.35 45.22 19.71 64.93 41.48 27.27 41.45 16.23 65.80 0.18
 Stiffness (0–100) 39.90 33.10 34.78 7.25 69.57 37.35 31.08 33.33 7.25 68.12 0.24
 Function (0–100) 45.90 27.02 48.47 24.80 66.67 47.97 28.15 48.95 24.80 73.27 0.18
  1. Abbreviations: AUSCAN AUStralian-CANadian Hand Osteoarthritis Index, SD standard deviation, VAS visual analog scale