Table 2

Correlation between wrist MRI features and patient-reported outcomes

Baseline1-year follow-up5 years follow-upΔ Baseline –
1-year follow-up
Δ Baseline –
5 years follow-up
HAQ
 MRI synovitis0.25***0.090.130.21**0.22*
 MRI tenosynovitis0.18***−0.020.130.24**0.19
 MRI osteitis0.120.21**0.180.16*0.32**
 MRI erosion0.030.080.160.00−0.07
 MRI JSN−0.050.19*0.13−0.08−0.15
 MRI combined inflammation0.21**0.080.160.26**0.25*
 MRI combined damage0.020.130.21*−0.02−0.09
VAS-PtGlobal
 MRI synovitis0.09−0.010.020.22**0.32**
 MRI tenosynovitis−0.01−0.030.150.130.17
 MRI osteitis0.120.09−0.020.25**0.24*
 MRI erosion−0.060.030.090.05−0.09
 MRI JSN0.020.050.090.02−0.16
 MRI combined inflammation0.070.030.040.24**0.30**
 MRI combined damage−0.030.040.160.06−0.14
VAS-pain
 MRI synovitis0.18*0.03−0.020.28***0.45***
 MRI tenosynovitis0.04−0.030.180.16*0.29**
 MRI osteitis0.080.14−0.060.22**0.29**
 MRI erosion−0.020.010.040.03−0.18
 MRI JSN0.050.070.030.01−0.16
 MRI combined inflammation0.110.080.010.28***0.40***
 MRI combined damage0.000.030.080.03−0.18
  • Associations for status and change scores by Spearman’s correlations. Statistically significant correlations are written in bold and are interpreted as follows: *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • Δ, change; HAQ, health assessment questionnaire; JSN, joint space narrowing; PtGlobal, patient global; VAS, visual analogue scale.