Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the 127 patients in the Oslo Hand Osteoarthritis cohort

Variables
Women116 (91.3)
Age, years68.6 (5.8)
Disease duration, years18.3 (7.2)
Body mass index, kg/m225.3 (3.6)
Elevated ESR (>20 mm/h)80 (64.5)
Fulfilment of ACR clinical HOA criteria118 (92.9)
AUSCAN
Pain (0–20)8.2 (4.0)
Stiffness (0–4)2.0 (0.9)
Physical function (0–36)15.9 (8.0)
FIHOA total (0–30)9.7 (6.3)
AIMS-2, hand and finger function (0–20)6.5 (4.6)
  • Data presented as n (%) for dichotomous variables and mean (SD) for continuous demographic and patient-reported variables. For each questionnaire the range is given in brackets.

  • ACR, American College of Rheumatology; AIMS-2, arthritis impact measurement scales 2; AUSCAN, Australian/Canadian osteoarthritis hand index; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; FIHOA, functional index of hand osteoarthritis; HOA, hand osteoarthritis.