Table 2

 Results of responsiveness statistics and assessment of discriminative ability

ResponsivenessDiscriminative ability
SRMEffect sizeGuyattCorrelation methodAUC-ROC:c value (95% CI)
PhysicianParentPhysicianParentPhysicianParent
*The articular indices refer to the injected joints only. SRM, standardised response mean; AUC ROC, area under the curve of the receiver operating characteristic; LROM, limited range of motion; GASS, Global Articular Severity Score; CHAQ, Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire; CHQ, Child Health Questionnaire; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Physician’s global assessment0.821.462.241.89−0.64−0.600.86 (0.72 to 0.95)0.85 (0.71 to 0.94)
Parent’s global assessment0.300.330.540.51−0.16−0.280.63 (0.46 to 0.78)0.73 (0.56 to 0.86)
Pain assessment0.120.140.400.45−0.20−0.240.70 (0.53 to 0.83)0.71 (0.55 to 0.84)
No. active joints*0.290.511.010.67−0.66−0.580.84 (0.70 to 0.93)0.80 (0.65 to 0.90)
No. joints with swelling*0.360.561.620.93−0.67−0.640.86 (0.72 to 0.95)0.81 (0.67 to 0.91)
No. joints with pain/tenderness*0.220.370.790.58−0.39−0.360.72 (0.57 to 0.85)0.74 (0.59 to 0.86)
No. joints with LROM*0.390.541.180.68−0.50−0.390.76 (0.60 to 0.87)0.71 (0.55 to 0.84)
GASS*0.340.591.570.86−0.59−0.550.81 (0.66 to 0.91)0.79 (0.64 to 0.90)
Morning stiffness0.440.430.740.91−0.120.0020.56 (0.34 to 0.77)0.62 (0.40 to 0.81)
CHAQ disability index0.250.170.290.45−0.21−0.230.56 (0.40 to 0.71)0.64 (0.48 to 0.79)
CHQ physical score0.190.180.330.420.280.320.67 (0.50 to 0.81)0.70 (0.53 to 0.83)
CHQ psychosocial score0.280.230.720.490.440.390.71 (0.54 to 0.85)0.67 (0.50 to 0.81)
ESR0.010.010.010.18−0.09−0.030.56 (0.25 to 0.83)0.56 (0.26 to 0.83)
C-reactive protein0.050.070.030.78−0.25−0.360.63 (0.31 to 0.88)0.56 (0.26 to 0.83)