Table 6

 Which of the following do you usually collect or perform in your RA patients?*

MeasureInvestigation performed (%)
Routine RA care (n = 978)RA patient started on TNF inhibitor (n = 892)
*The table presents the results of two questions wherein the difference was the type of patient (RA v TNF treated RA patient). (Online survey, US rheumatologists, April 2005.)
†Includes any version of the HAQ (mHAQ, MD-HAQ, Clin-HAQ, etc.).
‡Includes any version of the Disease Activity Score (DAS 28, DAS 44, DAS-CRP, etc.).
CCP, cyclic citrullinated pepaide; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; ND, no data; PPD, partial purified derivative; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SJC, swollen joint count; TJC, tender joint count; VAS, visual analogue scale.
Vital signs95.5ND
Physician overall assessmentND83
Full blood count9281.5
Symptom review91.9ND
Morning stiffness88.887.7
Baseline radiographs75.4ND
Joint examination (complaint focused)72.874.7
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate68.179.8
C-reactive protein51.868.3
Tuberculin skin test (PPD)48.359.1
Yearly hand radiographs48.351.1
Hepatitis C antibody45.9ND
Patient global assessment VAS45.339
Patient questionnaire4539.3
Antinuclear antibody44.6ND
Patient pain VAS43.750.9
Physician global assessment VAS41.931.8
Rheumatoid factor38.316.4
Hepatitis B surface antigen36.4ND
Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody27.212.2
Yearly feet radiographs27.123.4
28 joint count (TJC, SJC)27.127
66 joint count (TJC, SJC)18.820.4
HAQ (unscored)†17.714.8
HAQ (scored)†12.316.3
Yearly chest radiograph16.320.6
Magnetic resonance imaging8.25.2
Pregnancy test7.47.3
ACR 20 or ACR-N1.82.8