Arthritis Res Ther 2020 07 25;22(1):177. Epub 2020 Jul 25.
Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, the Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, University Hospital, Copenhagen F, Denmark.
The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) has defined core sets for (i) symptom-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (SM-ARD), (ii) clinical record keeping, and (iii) disease-controlling anti-rheumatic therapy (DC-ART). These include the following domains for all three core sets: "physical function," "pain," "spinal mobility," "spinal stiffness," and "patient's global assessment" (PGA). The core set for clinical record keeping further includes the domains "peripheral joints/entheses" and "acute phase reactants," and the core set for DC-ART further includes the domains "fatigue" and "spine radiographs/hip radiographs. Read More