Table 5: Variables associated with pretreatment CWP.

CWP before treatment No CWP before treatmentStatistical significance (P value)

No. of painful joints5.191.67>0.001
VAS pain rating (mean) 5.7/102.7/10>0.001
VAS interference rating (mean)5.0/102.1/10>0.001
HQLQ domain
 Physical functioning66.879.70.025
 Role physical46.565.10.025
 Body pain38.568.6>0.001
 General health40.654.60.002
 Vitality47.145.8NS (0.553)
 Social functioning52.465.90.028
 Role emotional46.270.10.005
 Mental health57.265.50.035
 Health distress56.166.5NS (0.182)
 Positive well-being74.865.70.023
 Hepatitis-specific functional limitations48.562.20.014
 Hepatitis-specific distress26.314.0NS (0.064)