Table 3

‚ÄÉReasons of rheumatologists not changing drug treatment at visits where the DAS28 exceeded 3.2, given by 93 of the DAS patients

Reason for not changing drug treatment when DAS28 exceeded 3.2n (%)
Percentages do not add up to 100 because different reasons could be mentioned at different visits.
DAS28, 28 joint disease activity score; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.
Awaiting effect of current medication (including celebrex)78 (84%)
RA activity judged sufficiently low by rheumatologist50 (54%)
Dose already maximal/adverse events39 (42%)
Patient wish/patient is satisfied29 (31%)
DAS28 is high for reasons other than disease activity10 (9%)
Number of patients93 (100%)