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Table 3 Correlation between perceived fear of COVID-19 infection, and demographic, clinical, and COVID-19-related factors of patients with RA

From: Psychosocial and clinical impact of COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship to the quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study, Egypt

FCV-19S
Age
Pearson correlation (r) P-value
−0.06 0.574
Number of family members 0.23 0.020
M (SD) MWU  
Gender   −1.16 0.248
 Female 18.6 (8.4)   
 Male 22.1 (6.9)   
Marital status   −0.82 0.410
 Married 19.1 (8.4)   
 Not married 17.2 (8.3)   
Education   −1.40 0.161
 Non-to-low 17.8 (8.8)   
 Higher 20.2 (7.7)   
Working status   −0.58 0.564
 Employed 19.8 (7.8)   
 Unemployed 18.8 (8.5)   
History of medical comorbidities   −0.18 0.856
 No 18.9 (8.0)   
 Yes 19.0 (8.4)   
Compliance with COVID-19 precautions   −0.69 0.492
 No 17.8 (8.2)   
 Yes 19.3 (8.4)   
Current DAS28   −0.29 0.770
 Remission-to-low 19.12 (7.2)   
 Moderate to-high 18.8 (8.7)   
MHAQ   −0.75 0.452
 Normal-to-mild 19.4 (8.4)   
 Moderate-to-severe 17.7 (8.3)   
  1. Significant values at P < 0.05 are presented as bold
  2. FCV-19S fear of COVID-19 scale, DAS28 Disease Activity Scale 28, MHAQ Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire, MWU Mann-Whitney U test