Table 3

Change in MRSS by disease duration

Subgroup (n)MRSS at baseline mean (SD)MRSS at 12 months mean (SD)Mean change in MRSS (SD)p Value% Change in MRSS
Duration of disease <18 months (n=8)26.8 (9.6)18.9 (11.6)−7.9 (5.2)0.006−29.5
Duration of disease <4 years (n=17)28.8 (9.0)23.0 (11.2)−5.8 (5.1)<0.001−20.1
Duration of disease 4–10 years (n=7)30.9 (7.9)22.3 (8.0)−8.6 (4.1)0.001−27.8
All completers (n=24)29.4 (8.6)22.8 (10.2)−6.6 (4.7)<0.0001−22.4
  • MRSS, modified Rodnan skin score.