Table 1

Demographic information: mean (SD)

Occupational therapy group (n = 162)Control group (n = 164)p
Age (years)53.9 (13.9)57.1* (13.5)0.04
Disease duration (months)9.0 (7.7)9.9 (8.8)0.31
Sex: M/F41/12149/1150.39
Socioeconomic status
    Professional I22
    Professional II1715
    Skilled III4539
    Semi-skilled IV4358
    Unskilled V55500.56
Ethnic group:
    Black94
    White UK130134
    White—non-UK59
    Asian89
    Chinese30
    Other780.19
Marital status:
    Married/living with partner115111
    Single1214
    Divorced1213
    Separated45
    Widowed19210.43
Highest education level:
    No formal qualifications6784
    GCSE or equivalent5043
    A level or equivalent88
    Diploma137
    University degree1411
    Other10110.48
Work status
    Paid work6564
    Homemaker2721
    Unemployed97
    Disabled129
    Retired49620.51
ACR functional class
    I1520
    II121106
    III2638
    IV020.15