Table 1

Participant characteristics per stakeholder group

Patients with early RAPatient organisation representativesRheumatology nursesRheumatologists
Total no of participants10558
Age (years)54.5 (21–67)61 (38–69)43 (40–52)45 (35–56)
Women6 (60%)5 (100%)5 (100%)7 (88%)
Disease duration (months)9.5 (4–23)NANANA
PGA (0–10)2 (0–7)NANANA
Pain (0–10)2.5 (0–7)NANANA
Fatigue (0–10)2 (0–6)NANANA
  • Data presented are number (proportion) or median (range).

  • NA, not applicable; PGA, patient global assessment; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.