Symptoms and quality of life (QoL) assessed during prednisone treatment

Symptom and/or QoL-related questionnairePatientsBaselineMonth 1Month 3#
MRC score182.44±1.041.33±0.91*1.39±0.92*
FAS score1827.4±10.821.0±6.6*20.7±7.6*

Data are presented as n or mean±sd. MRC: Medical Research Council; FAS: Fatigue Assessment Scale; SGRQ: St George's Respiratory Questionnaire; SF-36: Short-Form health survey; PCS: physical component score; MCS: mental component score; KSQ: King's Sarcoidosis Questionnaire; GHS: general health status. #: none of the values are statistically significant at month 3 compared with values at month 1; : p=0.055; *: p<0.05 compared with baseline, using a paired sample t-test.