Table 2

Outcomes at time of randomisation and after 5 years in the randomisation arms

4 monthsArm 1
n=83
Arm 2
n=78
DAS, mean±SD2.5±0.632.6±0.68
HAQ, mean±SD0.85±0.570.88±0.57
Swollen joint count, median (IQR)/mean±SD1.0 (0.0–4.0)/2.6±3.22.0 (1.0–5.0)/3.2±3.5
Tender joint count, median (IQR)/mean±SD4.0 (3.0–7.0)/6.3±5.15.0 (3.0–9.0)/7.0±5.6
ESR (mm/hour), median (IQR)13 (7.0–22)11 (6.0–19)
VAS global health (mm), mean±SD37±2138±21