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Table 5 Relationship between illness related clinical factors and quality of life in 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

  QoL (Physical) QoL (Psychological) QoL (Social) QoL (Environment) QoL (Total)
Mean (SD)
Current DAS28
 Remission-to-low 47.1 (15.4) 56.3 (11.2) 56.2 (18.5) 50.3 (14.2) 51.6 (11.0)
 Moderate to-high 42.1 (13.9) 49.1 (13.0) 54.1 (18.2) 44.0 (14.0) 46.0 (11.7)
t-test, P-value 1.45, 0.149 2.43, 0.017 0.47, 0.639 1.87, 0.064 2.03, 0.045
MHAQ
 Normal-to-mild 46.8 (13.4) 52.7 (12.7) 56.3 (18.6) 47.7 (14.5) 49.8 (11.4)
 Moderate-to-severe 34.1 (12.7) 45.7 (12.3) 50.3 (16.7) 39.7 (11.7) 40.9 (10.2)
t-test, P-value 4.34, <0.001 2.51, 0.014 1.48, 0.143 2.59, 0.011 3.59, 0.001
  Pearson correlation (r), P-value
Duration of illness −0.02, 0.810 −0.01, 0.991 0.26, 0.010 0.09, 0.366 0.08, 0.444
  1. Significant values at P < 0.05 are presented as bold
  2. QoL quality of life, DAS28 Disease Activity Score 28, MHAQ Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire