Table 3

Correlations between clinical, MR, and x ray scores at baseline and 6 years: rs (p value)

CRPDASHAQPF-SF36
*Not available; †n = 34 for correlations between 6 year Sharp score and measures of function at 6 years.
Baseline clinical and functional scores (n = 42)
Baseline MR scores
    MR synovitis0.49 (0.001)0.12 (0.4)0.25 (0.1)*
    MR tendonitis0.23 (0.2)0.38 (0.01)−0.10 (0.5)*
    MR bone oedema0.35 (0.03)0.44 (0.004)0.44 (0.004)*
    MR bone erosion0.48 (0.002)0.45 (0.003)0.29 (0.06)*
    Total MR score0.50 (0.001)0.36 (0.02)0.31 (0.04)*
6 year clinical and functional scores (n = 31)
6 year MR and x ray† scores
    MR synovitis0.49 (0.007)0.39 (0.03)0.15 (0.4)−0.007 (0.97)
    MR tendonitis0.13 (0.5)0.46 (0.009)0.36 (0.05)−0.29 (0.1)
    MR bone oedema0.59 (0.0007)0.38 (0.04)0.28 (0.1)−0.27 (0.1)
    MR bone erosion0.59 (0.0007)0.53 (0.002)0.48 (0.007)−0.48 (0.006)
    Total MRI score0.59 (0.0007)0.56 (0.001)0.48 (0.006)−0.46 (0.009)
    Total Sharp score0.53 (0.002)0.63 (0.0001)0.60 (0.0001)−0.48 (0.0004)