Table 2: Markers of disease activity.

Men (N = 50)Women (N = 50)p

Physician assessment2 0.047

VAS pain3 N.S

Painful joint count3 ≤0.001

Swollen joint count2 ≤0.001

ESR (mm/h)23.2 0.046

CRP (mg/L)13.0 N.S

PHQ-9N.S

DAS-280.011

(i) RemissionNS

(ii) Low activityNS

(iii) Moderate ActivityNS

(iv) High activity≤0.001

HAQ-DI≤0.001

(i) Functional disability0.005

(ii) Severe disability0.002

N.S: nonsignificant.