Table 2: Baseline characteristics of each group.

VariablePlacebo ( )Active ( )
MeanSDMeanSD

Assess5.03.04.72.0
DAS4.70.94.70.7
EMS75108154405
HAQ1.70.41.30.7
CRP12152319
ESR29162616
Fatigue6.61.66.31.5
Pain4.22.75.21.9
Pt. assess4.22.95.41.8
Swollen joints114125
Tender joints6373

Assess: physician global assessment, VAS; DAS: DAS disease activity score; EMS: early morning stiffness; HAQ: HAQ disability score; Fatigue: fatigue assessment, VAS; Pain: patient assessment of pain, VAS; Pt. assess: patient global assessment, VAS; Swollen joints: swollen joint count; Tender joints: tender joint count.