Table 3

Concurrent association analyses for psychological distress

Depressed moodAnxiety
B*(SE)p ValueB(SE)p Value
Trend
 Time–0.3134(0.0769)<0.001–0.0053(0.0023)0.02
 Time20.0211(0.0069)0.0030.0004(0.0002)0.08
Covariates
 RF positive0.4985(0.3027)0.100.0266(0.0105)0.01
 Female sex1.3799(0.3047)<0.0010.0526(0.0107)<0.001
 Age, years0.0103(0.0105)0.330.0004(0.0003)0.23
Disease activity
 Thompson joint score 0/1§0.6902(0.2103)0.0010.0127(0.0061)0.04
 Thompson joint score0.0024(0.0012)0.050.0001(0.00003)0.001
 ESR1.3058(0.2941)<0.0010.0456(0.0092)<0.001
  • * Statistics of the final models are shown.

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and anxiety are logarithmically transformed.

  • Time consists of 11 time points, numbered 0–10, measured at baseline and every 6 months up to 5 years.

  • § Thompson joint score 0/1 is a dichotomous variable with 0 for zero scores and 1 for scores exceeding zero.

  • RF, rheumatoid factor.