Table 3

Baseline characteristics of disease activity

VariableMeanRange
VAS, visual analogue scale; EMS, early morning stiffness; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C reactive protein; DAS28, modified disease activity score.
Swollen joint count (0–28)187–26
Tender joint count (0–28)70–23
VAS pain6527–100
VAS disease activity (patient)6615–100
VAS disease activity (doctor)6929–91
EMS (min)880–240
ESR (mm/1st h)5311–92
CRP (mg/l)434.4–103.0
DAS284.42.5– 6.4