Table 1.

Physical activity according to flare status in 170 RA and axSpA patients

No flareFlarepFlare ≤3 dayspFlare >3 daysp
(N=1157 assessments)(N=396 assessments)(N=304 assessments)(N=92 assessments)
Number of steps per day7197 (±2810)6688 (±2618) 0.03 6792 (±2597)0.176347 (±2670) 0.02
Range of absolute reduction of steps per day in flare500–3504a931–2794b836–1462c
Range of relative reduction of steps per day in flare (%)6.9–48.7a13.5–40.6b12.2–21.3c
  • The mean physical activity levels according to flare status are indicative data from pooled assessments. Results are expressed in mean (±standard deviation). Linear mixed model with flare yes/no as the explanatory variable. Linear mixed model with no/<3 days/>3 days flares as the explanatory variable. aRange considering flare duration from 1 to 7 days. bRange considering flare duration from 1 to 3 days. cRange considering flare duration from 4 to 7 days.