Table 2.

Effect of predictor variables on risk of high patient global score and failure to satisfy American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism remission criteria.

VariableOR (95% CI)p
Painful joints and nonarticular regions (0–44)1.49 (1.10, 2.28)0.005
Painful joints (0–28)1.49 (1.05, 2.30)0.018
Painful nonarticular regions (0–16)3.25 (1.03, 27.30)0.040
Specific painful regions
  Hands and wrists5.63 (1.15, 55.06)0.028
  Low back6.95 (1.06, ∞)0.041
  Shoulders4.36 (0.57, 199.65)0.250
  Elbows2.00 (0.26, ∞)0.553
  Hip1.55 (0.18, ∞)0.721
  Upper back1.55 (0.18, ∞)0.721
  Knees1.39 (0.36, 6.64)0.848
  Feet1.28 (0.33, 6.16)0.955
  Buttocks0.69 (0.05, ∞)1.000
  Groin1.77 (0.19, 86.81)1.000
  Jaw0.28 (0.007, ∞)1.000
  Neck1.45 (0.15, 73.04)1.000
ESR ≥ 20 (male), ≥ 30 (female)0.40 (0.03, ∞)1.000*
VAS fatigue (0–10)2.19 (1.45, 3.77)0.000
VAS pain (0–10)1.68 (1.18, 2.58)0.002
HAQ-II disability (0–3)9.33 (2.22, 54.42)0.001
  • * n = 33. ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate; VAS: visual analog scale; HAQ-II: Health Assessment Questionnaire functional disability assessment.