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Table 1 Assessments in patients with rheumatoid arthritis before and after yoga

From: Effect of one week of yoga on function and severity in rheumatoid arthritis

Variable Assessment Whole group Males Females
Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) Total score Before 0.85 ± 0.50 0.56 ± 0.32 1.03 ± 0.52
  After 0.58 ± 0.40* 0.04 ± 0.08* 0.16 ± 0.12*
Pain scale of the HAQ Before 6.29 ± 2.31 5.53 ± 2.31 6.74 ± 2.22
  After 5.22 ± 2.17 4.59 ± 2.31 5.58 ± 2.14
Hand grip strength Right hand (Kg) Before 21.75 ± 9.42 27.28 ± 11.46 19.08 ± 5.96
  After 23.53 ± 8.71* 27.79 ± 7.18* 18.05 ± 5.45*
Hand grip strength Left hand (Kg) Before 21.66 ± 7.77 28.82 ± 10.44 20.87 ± 5.67
  After 23.57 ± 7.35 29.63 ± 6.29 19.85 ± 5.09
Rheumatoid factor (IU/mL) Before 57.33 ± 134.93 4.44 ± 2.99 73 ± 150.62
  After 52 ± 126.82 3.55 ± 2.26 67.56 ± 1.41
C-Reactive protein (mg/L) Before 7.79 ± 19.35 4.49 ± 5.87 8.77 ± 21.82
  After 7.31 ± 9.60 10.40 ± 12.21 6.39 ± 18.84
  1. Values are group mean ± S.D.
  2. *p < 0.05, After yoga compared to Before, t-test for paired data, two-tailed
  3. p < 0.05, After yoga compared to Before, t-test for paired data, one- tailed