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Table 3 Characteristics of the 98 patients with and without a resolution of symptoms at the 2-year follow-up

From: Improvement of symptoms in clinically suspect arthralgia and resolution of subclinical joint inflammation: a longitudinal study in patients that did not progress to clinical arthritis

Patient characteristicsSymptom resolution (n = 32)No symptom resolution (n = 66)p value
68-TJC, median (IQR)0 (0–0)1 (0–4)0.02
Presence of morning stiffness ≥ 60 min, N (%)5 (16)14 (21)0.56
HAQ score, mean (SD)0.18 (0.40)0.60 (0.50)0.09
VAS pain score, mean (SD)0.87 (1.5)4.2 (2.4)< 0.001
VAS fatigue score, mean (SD)3.7 (3.3)5.6 (2.6)0.003
  1. IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation, TJC tender joint count, VAS visual analogue scale (range 0–10)