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Table 4 Differences between disease activity and physical and functional performance in fallers and non-fallers

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

  Fallers (n = 42) Non-fallers (n = 44) Test P
HAQ 0.81 (0.22–1.75) 0.50 (0.12–1.34) U = 763.5 0.164
DAS28 3.70 (±1.49) 3.47 (±1.16) t = −0.798 0.427
6MWT 376.31 (±100.74) 405.88 (±105.79) t = 1.320 0.190
Berg 53 (47.75–55.25) 54.5 (50–56) U = 787 0.229
TUG 9.27 (7.89–11.62) 8.73 (7.35–12.08) U = 852 0.660
SPPB 10 (7.75–11) 10.5 (9–12) U = 784.5 0.219
  1. HAQ: Health Assessment Questionnaire; DAS28: Disease Activity Score 28; 6MWT: 6-min walk test; Berg: Berg Balance Scale; TUG: Timed Up and Go; SPPB: Short Physical Performance Battery; P: significance level; t: t test; U: Mann-Whitney U-test
  2. Values are expressed as the mean (± standard deviation) or median (25th - 75th percentile)