Table 3

Assessment of patient literal comprehension (n=95 patients)

Age (years, mean ±SD)60.0±13.2
Sex (F/M)71/24
Highest level of educationno. (%)
 ≤Year 1039 (41)
 Year 10–1215 (16)
 Subdegree, eg, TAFE, apprenticeship22 (23)
 University degree19 (20)
Median total score (max=5)4
No. with all correct answers (ie, 5/5)no. (%)
 Adalimumab9/21 (43)
 MTX7/11 (63.6)
 NSAIDs6/28 (21.4)
 Prednisone10/11 (90.9)
 Abatacept13/24 (54.2)
  • MTX, methotrexate; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; TAFE, technical and further education.