Table 1

Baseline characteristics, SLE-S vs SLE-F

VariableSLE-F (n= 24)SLE-S (n= 34)p-value
Mean (S.D.), Median (LQ, UQ) or n (%)
Demographic and clinicalAge (years)36 (12)39 (11)0.330
Age at diagnosis (years)26 (9)28 (11)0.537
BILAG total score*12 (9, 16)1 (0, 2)< 0.001
Oral corticosteroids (y/n)15 (63)12 (35)0.061
Current immunosuppressant use18 (75)14 (41)0.016
Current antimalarial use18 (75)19 (58)0.261
Biologic medication4 (17)3 (9)0.432
Depression & anxietyMADRS8 (4, 12)4 (1, 8)0.003
HADS – A6 (5, 10)6 (3, 10)0.713
CANTAB®Visual memory 28 (17, 75)28 (19, 63)0.897
Attention18 (15, 22)13 (12, 20)0.063
Emotion processing 62 (10)62 (9)0.727
Executive function1.3 (1.3, 1.6)1.4 (1.3, 1.7)0.981