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Table 1 Demographic and disease characteristics of participants and mentors

From: The iPeer2Peer Program: a pilot randomized controlled trial in adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Characteristic iPeer2Peer program Control
n (%) n (%)
Participants (total n = 30) 18a 14
 Age, mean ± SD years 14.11 ± 1.53 14.42 ± 2.04
Grade, mean ± SD 9.11 ± 1.57 9.50 ± 2.21
Sex
 Female 17 (94) 14 (100)
 Male 1 (6) 0 (0)
Diagnosis
 Polyarthritis (RF positive) 3 3
 Polyarthritis (RF negative) 3 3
 Polyarthritis (RF status unknown) 1 0
 Oligoarthritis 5 5
 Psoriatic Arthritis 6 2
 Juvenile Enthesitis-related Arthritis 0 1
 Systemic Arthritis 0 0
Disease Activity, mean ± SD, range = 0–10b 1.71 ± 2.81 1.27 ± 1.10
Duration since diagnosis, mean ± SD years; Duration since diagnosis, range 7.86 ± 4.85 7.30 ± 4.78
<1 month–14.16 years 1.25–15.65 years
Mentors (n = 6)  
 Age, mean ± SD years 18.88 ± 1.48  
Sex
 Female 5 (83)  
 Male 1 (17)  
Diagnosis
 Polyarthritis (RF negative) 3 (50)  
 Oligoarthritis 1 (17)  
 Psoriatic Arthritis 1 (17)  
 Systemic Arthritis 1 (17)  
Duration of illness, mean ± SD years 8.52 ± 6.40  
Number of mentees, mean ± SD 3.60 ± 2.97  
Number of mentees, range 1–8  
  1. Notes. aAll participants, including the post control iPeer2Peer Program participants (n = 2). bDisease activity is measured via a physician global assessment visual analog scale