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Table 3 Correlation coefficients between hand grip strength with patients and disease variables

From: Association of hand grip strength with disease activity, disability and quality of life in children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Variables HGS (r value) P value
Age (years) 0.461 0.001
BMI of patients (kg/m2) 0.257 0.237
Disease duration −0.201 0.359
MS (minutes) −0.559 0.038
JADAS – 27 −0.467 0.025
Total JAFS −0.650 0.001
 JAFS hand score −0.635 0.001
 JAFS without hand score −0.608 0.002
Total PedsQL score 0.438 0.036
 Physical health 0.462 0.026
 Psycho-social health 0.363 0.088
Cumulative dose of steroids −0.253 0.363
DMARDs duration −0.333 0.151
ESR (mm/hr) −0.489 0.018
  1. BMI Body mass index, MS morning stiffness, JADAS-27 juvenile arthritis disease activity score, JAFS juvenile arthritis functionality scale, PedsQL pediatric quality of life, DMARDs disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate