Table 1

 Patients’ demographics, disease characteristics and fatigue scale scores

Total number of patients135
ACR, American College of Rheumatology; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; FACIT fatigue, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue; mFSS, modified Fatigue Severity Scale.
*Joints with tenderness and/or swelling.
†Joints with swelling only.
Mean (SD) age (years)52 (13)
Mean (SD) disease duration (years)17 (10)
Mean (SD) actively inflamed joint count (ACR 68/66)*4.5 (7)
Mean (SD) swollen joint count (ACR 68/66)†1.3 (2)
Mean (SD) clinically damaged joint count (ACR 68)8.7 (12)
Mean (SD) Psoriasis Area Severity Index score3.5 (5)
Patients with fibromyalgia, n (%)16 (12)
Patients with anaemia, n (%)27 (20)
Patients with raised ESR, n (%)63 (47)
Patients with overwhelming fatigue, n (%)26 (19)
Mean (SD) FACIT fatigue score35.8 (12.4)
Mean (SD) mFSS score4.9 (2.7)