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Table 5 Comparison between differences in work productivity and HRQoL scores and disease progression from the first to the last study visit

From: Burden of rheumatoid arthritis on patients’ work productivity and quality of life

OutcomesDisease Progression
Improvement or maintenanceWorseningp-value
Mean DifferenceSDMean DifferenceSD
Work Productivity
WALS−0.94.11.94.20.001
WPAI:RAAbsenteeism−0.725.35.014.70.118
Presenteeism−3.724.911.021.20.020
Absenteeism and Presenteeism−0.926.75.014.80.101
Impairment of regular daily activities−5.528.47.027.00.017
WLQ-25 0.47.3−0.28.10.723
HRQoL
SF-36PCS2.97.1−1.77.1< 0.001
MCS1.110.3−4.06.6< 0.001
EQ-5D-3 LOverall VAS Value5.222.8−1.417.70.142
Utility score0.030.25−0.060.180.007