Table 1

Selected characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthcare professionals

Rheumatoid arthritis patients
NValue (%)
Age (years)12355.7±12.4
Female sex (N %)124105 (84)
Country* (N %)125
Australia17 (13.6)
Bulgaria1 (0.8)
Canada21 (16.8)
Denmark1 (0.8)
France8 (6.4)
Germany27 (21.6)
Norway1 (0.8)
The Netherlands3 (2.4)
UK21 (16.8)
US25 (20.0)
Education (N %)125
High School/Senior School41 (32.8)
Undergraduate44 (35.2)
Postgraduate40 (32.0)
Disease duration (year)12118.1±11.8
0–3 (n;%)10 (8.3)
4–921 (17.4)
10+90 (74.4)
Patient disease activity rating (10mm VAS)1254.4±2.8
0–3 (n;%)47 (37.6)
4–757 (45.6)
8+21 (16.8)
Patient global assessment (10mm VAS)1244.3±2.8
0–3 (n;%)
4–7
8+
OMERACT 10 participation (n;%)1258 (6.4)
Healthcare professionals
Age (years)10647.9±10.7
Female sex (N;%)10843 (39.8)
Country (N;%)108
Australia6 (5.6)
Austria2 (1.9)
Brazil1 (0.9)
Canada6 (5.6)
Denmark3 (2.8)
France5 (4.6)
Germany16 (14.8)
Iceland1 (0.9)
Ireland1 (0.9)
Italy1 (0.9)
Japan2 (1.9)
Korea1 (0.9)
Lithuania1 (0.9)
New Zealand3 (2.8)
Norway3 (2.8)
Poland1 (0.9)
Portugal1 (0.9)
Spain2 (1.9)
Sweden1 (0.9)
Switzerland3 (2.8)
The Netherlands8 (7.4)
UK12 (11.1)
US28 (25.9)
Role108
Clinical practice/research physicians85 (78.7)
Industry6 (5.6)
Allied health providers9 (8.3)
Research6 (5.6)
Undisclosed2 (1.9)
Clinical rheumatology experience (years)10017.0±10.5
OMERACT 10 participation10866 (61.1)
  • Values are the mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated.

  • * Among patients, 84 (67%) were from countries where English is the primary language; French patients completed a validated French version and German patients completed a validated German version of the Delphi. All others completed the English version of the patient and combined Delphis.

  • Among healthcare professionals (HCPs), 59 (55%) were from countries where English is the primary language; all HCPs completed the English versions of the all Delphis. VAS, visual analogue scale.