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Table 2 Association between a GSS and characteristics of pSS

From: Abdominal symptoms during Sjogren’s syndrome: a pilot study

  GSS ≤ 10 (n = 85) GSS > 10 (n = 63) p-value a
n (%) or mean (sd)
GSS 5.2 (2.8) 15.8 (3.5) < 0.0001
ESSPRI score 16.4 (5.9) 20.1 (5.3) 0.0001
SSA negative status 28 (32.9%) 23 (63.5%) 0.0003
Articular involvement b 54 (63.5%) 52 (82.5%) 0.0112
Muscular involvement b 33 (38.8%) 34 (54.0%) 0.0672
Pulmonary involvement b 6 (7.1%) 10 (15.9%) 0.0877
Neurological involvement b 16 (18.8%) 18 (28.6%) 0.1633
Antecedent of gastroparesis 0 (0%) 9 (14.3%) 0.0003
Standard antalgics 21 (24.7%) 28 (44.4%) 0.0116
Neurotropic antalgics 11 (12.9%) 14 (22.2%) 0.1362
Digestive treatment 35 (41.2%) 37 (58.7%) 0.0346
  1. GSS global symptom score, sd standard deviation, pSS primary Sjögren’s syndrome
  2. aFor quantitative variables in a normal distribution, the Student’s t-test was used to compare groups of two or more classes; for variables that do not follow a normal distribution, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test or the Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare groups of two or more classes
  3. bas defined by the ESSDAI score