Table 1

 Components of the various response criteria sets

Criteria setTender joint countSwollen joint countPatient global VASPatient pain VASEvaluator’s globalHAQESRCRP
+, required; −, not required; in the ACR response criteria, any three of the variables marked “+/−” are required. For details about the response criteria, see references 1–5.
ACR, American College of Rheumatology; CRP, C reactive protein; DAS, disease activity score; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; SDAI, simple disease activity index; VAS, visual analogue scale.