Table 3

Correlation between ThermoJIS and ultrasound scores and the clinical and laboratory assessments

ThermoJIS0.33 (p<0.001)0.38 (p<0.001)0.16 (p=0.047)0.32 (p<0.001)0.20 (p=0.001)0.28 (p=0.015)
GS sum score0.52 (p<0.001)0.79 (p<0.001)0.35 (p<0.001)0.60 (p<0.001)0.40 (p<0.001)0.22 (p=0.006)
PD sum score0.56 (p<0.001)0.72 (p<0.001)0.39 (p<0.001)0.60 (p<0.001)0.36 (p<0.001)0.16 (p=0.057)
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; EGA, Evaluator Global Assessment; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; GS, grey-scale synovial hypertrophy; PD, power Doppler; PGA, Patient Global Assessment; SJC28, swollen joints in standard 28-joint count; ThermoJIS, Thermographic Joint Inflammation Score; TJC28, tender joints in standard 28-joint count.