Table 1

Candidate remission definitions and their predictive validity: predicting a good outcome for both x-ray and HAQ

Remission with good outcome (%)NOT in remission with good outcome (%)Positive likelihood ratiop Value
TJC28, SJC28, CRP ≤146173.2<0.0001
 + PtGA ≤166177.2<0.0001
 + Pain ≤160175.7<0.0001
 + PhGA and PtGA ≤168178.0<0.0001
 + PhGA and pain ≤164186.7<0.0001
 + PtGA and pain ≤164176.8<0.0001
 + PhGA, PtGA and pain ≤167187.5<0.0001
 SDAI ≤3.356174.8<0.0001
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; DAS, Disease Activity Score; SDAI, Simplified Disease Activity Index; SJC, swollen joint count; TJC, tender joint count.