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Table 2 Factors associated with discordance (≥2point difference, with higher score indicating poorer functioning/more severe disease) in gVAS scores between PF and MD (all p < 0.01), and those with no effect on discordance

From: Patient and physician discordance of global disease assessment in juvenile dermatomyositis: findings from the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance Legacy Registry

Patient/Family gVAS score higherPhysician gVAS score higherNo effect on discordance
Poorer CHAQ scoresMuscle enzyme abnormalitiesCurrent age/age of onset
Poorer Quality of Life scoresProximal muscle weaknessDisease duration
 Presence of rash/calcinosisGender
 Nailfold capillaroscopy changesRace/ethnicity
 Joint involvementIncome level
 Current use of steroidsCMAS score
  Gastrointestinal/Cardiac involvement
  Pain score
  1. CHAQ = Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire; CMAS = Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale