Table 5 Categorisation as EULAR good, moderate or none responses; comparison with the DAS44/ESR-4 item (gold standard) for each of the composite disease activity status measures using the DAS44/ESR-4 item published change and reached values (table 4)
Gold standardDAS44/ESR-3 item*Total
GoodModerateNone
Good35%2.5%0%75
Moderate3%38%0.5%84
None0%2.5%20%44
Total768740203
Gold standardDAS44/CRP-4 item*Total
GoodModerateNone
Good35%2%0%75
Moderate4%30%8%84
None0%0%22%44
Total796559203
Gold standardDAS44/CRP-3 item*Total
GoodModerateNone
Good33%4%0%75
Moderate3%36%3%84
None0%2%20%44
Total738347203
Gold standardDAS28/ESR-4 item‡Total
GoodModerateNone
Good31%5%0.5%75
Moderate4%32%5%84
None0.5%4%17%44
Total738545203
Gold standardDAS28/ESR-3 item*Total
GoodModerateNone
Good31%5%0.5%75
Moderate7%30%5%84
None1%4%17%44
Total797846203
Gold standardDAS28/CRP-4 item*Total
GoodModerateNone
Good33%3%1.5%75
Moderate7%30%4%84
None0%5%17%44
Total817646203
Gold standardDAS28/CRP-3 item*Total
GoodModerateNone
Good34%3%1%75
Moderate10%28%3.5%84
None0.5%3%18%44
Total896846203
Gold standardSDAI†Total
GoodModerateNone
Good30%6%2%72
Moderate6%33%3%81
None0%5%17%42
Total698541195
Gold standardCDAI†Total
GoodModerateNone
Good28%8%1%72
Moderate6%33%3%81
None0%5%16%42
Total678939195
  • Percentage agreement with DAS44/ESR-3 item, 91.6.

  • Percentage agreement with DAS44/CRP-4 item, 86.7.

  • Percentage agreement with DAS44/CRP-3 item, 88.7.

  • Percentage agreement with DAS28/ESR-4 item, 79.8.

  • Percentage agreement with DAS28/ESR-3 item, 77.8.

  • Percentage agreement with DAS28/CRP-4 item, 79.8.

  • Percentage agreement with DAS28/CRP-3 item, 79.8.

  • Percentage agreement with SDAI, 80.

  • Percentage agreement with CDAI, 74.4.

  • Bold type indicates the dominant comparisons, ie, good versus good, moderate versus moderate and none versus none.

  • *Using the change and reached values calculated from the Western Consortium cohort (table 4).

  • †SDAI and CDAI use published reached values and Western Consortium calculated change values (table 4).

  • ‡Using the DAS28/ESR-4 item published change and reached values.