There are a number of clinical outcome measures that can be used with axial SpA patients. The Back in Focus Steering Committee recommends the BASDAI and spinal pain score should be performed at every visit, the additional outcome measures (BASFI, BASMI, BAS-G, ASQoL, WPAI) should be performed at a minimum of yearly. Click on the links below for more information.
BASDAI questionnaire form
The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) is a composite index to measure disease activity. The form allows you to record a patient’s BASDAI and the spinal pain score
The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI) measures spinal mobility and comprises of 5 clinical measurements. This form allows you to record and calculate a patient’s score. For further information on how to perform each of the assessments please refer to the Axial SpA Assessment Academy toolkit booklet
The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Global Score (BAS-G) is used to assess the effect a patient’s disease has had on their well-being over the last week. This form allows you to record a patient’s BAS-G score
The Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL) is used to assess quality of life and can be used to say assess the impact of a patient's treatment. This leaflet allows you to record and calculate a patient’s score
The Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI) is used to assess the effect of a disease on work productivity and limit in daily activity. This form allows you to record and calculate a patient’s score
The Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) is a composite index to assess disease activity in AS. This can be calculated using CRP or ESR. An online calculation tool and quick calculation forms can found on the ASAS website* http://www.asas-group.org/clinical-instruments.php?id=01 *AbbVie has no responsibility for the content of this website
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