Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: Perceptions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis about self-assessment of disease activity after watching an educational video: a qualitative pilot study from the AUTO-DAS in Middle Eastern Arab countries project

Patients’ characteristics 62 patients
Mean age 51.2 yo (SD 13.4)
Female % 86%
University education % 40%
Rheumatoid arthritis mean duration 8.4 years (SD 6.4)
Average time to diagnosis 1.9 years (SD 6.4)
Positive rheumatoid factor 67%
Positive anti-citrullinated proteins antibodies 46%
Bone erosions 48%
Biologic treatment 32%
Targeted synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs 11%
Corticosteroids 24%
Common comorbidities
 Smoking 19%
 Hypertension 23%
 Osteoporosis 13%
 Dyslipidemia 11%
 Diabetes 11%
 Fibromyalgia 6%