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Table 6 Hand strength of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Boolean remission or active disease

From: Hand strength in patients with RA correlates strongly with function but not with activity of disease

  RA in remission (n = 8) RA in activity (n = 113)  
Hand strength Mean ± SD (kgf) P
Handgrip R 18.44 ± 5.71 17.69 ± 9.44 >  0.05
Handgrip L 19.63 ± 5.88 17.18 ± 9.04 >  0.05
2-point tip-to-tip pinch R 4.03 ± 1.20 3.43 ± 1.58 >  0.05
2-point tip-to-tip pinch L 4.10 ± 1.50 3.28 ± 1.57 >  0.05
3-point R 4.82 ± 0.99 4.54 ± 2.05 >  0.05
3-point L 5.44 ± 2.14 4.43 ± 2.03 >  0.05
Lateral pinch R 6.46 ± 1.62 5.99 ± 2.45 >  0.05
Lateral pinch L 6.98 ± 1.99 5.50 ± 2.30 >  0.05
  1. kgf: kilogram-force; R: right; L: left; Independent t-test