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Table 2 Correlations between the number of falls with clinical variables and functional tests

From: Characterization of falls in adults with established rheumatoid arthritis and associated factors

  Number of falls, r (P) Age, r (P) HAQ, r (P) DAS28, r (P)
Age 0.059 (0.592) − 0.109 (0.317) 0.034 (0.755)
RA duration − 0.077 (0.483) 0.187 (0.087) 0.066 (0.550) 0.224 (0.039)*
HAQ 0.151 (0.165) −0.109 (0.317) 0.468 (0.000)*
DAS28 0.004 (0.973) 0.034 (0.755) 0.468 (0.000)*
Berg −0.127 (0.244) −0.367 (0.001)* − 0.541 (0.000)* −0.422 (0.000)*
6MWT −0.124 (0.260) −0.244 (0.024)* − 0.495 (0.000)* −0.294 (0.006)*
TUG 0.064 (0.558) 0.243 (0.025)* 0.557 (0.000)* 0.363 (0.001)*
SPPB −0.121 (0.266) −0.291 (0.007)* − 0.658 (0.000)* −0.404 (0.000)*
  1. RA: rheumatoid arthritis; HAQ: Health Assessment Questionnaire; DAS28: Disease Activity Score 28; Berg: Berg Balance Scale; 6MWT: 6-min walk test; TUG: Timed Up and Go; SPPB: Short Physical Performance Battery; r: Spearman’s correlation; P: significance level