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Table 2 Disease outcome, level of motor performance and functional skills development in early school aged children with oligo-, polyarticular and systemic onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

From: Motor performance and functional ability in preschool- and early school-aged children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Early school age            
OligoJIA n = 12      Abn. score PolyJIA n = 14      Abn. score
  Min Max Mean SD    Min Max Mean SD  
Disease duration (yrs.) .5 5.3 2.7 1.5    .1 5.6 2.3 1.8  
Disease Outcome:            
% Swelling index 0 10 1.2 3.1    0 45 12.4 15.4  
% ped. EPM-ROM 0 17 2.6 5    0 60 10.3 15.6  
% CHAQ Ds 0 35 7.9 11.3    0 65 23.2 23.4  
% VAS pain 0 70 13.7 22.8    0 70 17.8 22.1  
% VAS dis. severity 0 75 17.5 23.5    0 70 16.5 23.4  
Motor skills:       n = 13      
M-ABC (%) 5 93 49 30.8 1   1 96 38.7 33.8 2
Functional skills            
PEDI Self-care 28.7 54.8 43 8.1 1   18.3 52.1 39.4 8.7 2
PEDI Mobility 10 56.8 28 15.8 8   10 65 30.2 15.8 5
PEDI Social skills 26.6 60.5 41.1 9.1 1   22.6 71.3 44.6 12.9 2
  1. OligoJIA: oligo-articular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, PolyJIA: polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, ped. EPM-ROM: pediatric Escola Paulista Medicina Range Of Motion Scale, CHAQ Ds: Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Score, VAS: Visual Analogue Scale, Dis. Severity: Disease Severity. Disease outcome is presented in % of maximum loss/impairment. M-ABC: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (presented as percentile scores), PEDI: Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (presented as standard scores, range 30–70). Abn. Score: Abnormal Score (i.e. < -2 SD).