Being overweight is associated with not reaching low disease activity in women but not men with Psoriatic Arthritis.

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To assess sex differences in disease activity parameters and health-related quality of life in Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and to assess whether determinants associated with not reaching treatment target differed between men and women.Routine practice data of 855 PsA patients, who were all tightly monitored and treated, was used. Sex differences including, but not limited to, Psoriatic Arthritis Disease Activity Score (PASDAS), skin/nail disease, SF12-PCS/MCS, and inflammatory back pain (IBP) were assessed. Multivariate analyses were used to examine determinants associated with not reaching treatment target (PASDAS≤3.2) in men and women.Women had worse scores for - among others- swollen and tender joints, CRP, enthesitis, and function (all P 


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Authors: Michelle L M Mulder, Mark H Wenink, Johanna E Vriezekolk

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