Figure 1.

Contribution of individual variables to composite scores. Explanation of score variability for (a) the Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI), (b) the Disease Activity Score (DAS)28, and (c) the DAS28-CRP for the respective clinical and acute phase reactant (APR) variables, at zero-order (i.e. R2 if the variable was introduced as the first one; black bars) or finally (i.e. R2 if variable was introduced in the model as the last one; grey bars), and item colinearity within the respective composite index (1 - tolerance, expressed as percentage; white bars; n = 767). CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; PGA/EGA, patient/evaluator global assessment of disease activity (100 mm visual analogue scale); TJC/SJC, tender/swollen joint count (28 joints).

Aletaha et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7:R796-R806   doi:10.1186/ar1740
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