Table 7

 ASAS core sets

DomainCore setInstruments
CR, clinical record keeping; SMARD, symptom modifying antirheumatic drug; PT, physical therapy; DC-ART, disease controlling antirheumatic treatment; VAS, visual analogue scale; BASMI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis metrology Index; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; AP, anteroposterior; SI, sacroiliac.
Physical functionxxxBath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) or Dougados Functional Index
PainxxxVAS in the past week, spine at night, due to AS and VAS in the past week, spine due to AS
Spinal mobilityxxxChest expansion and modified Schober and occiput to wall distance and (BASMI or lateral side flexion)
Patient’s global assessmentxxxVAS in the past week
StiffnessxxxMorning stiffness
Peripheral joints and enthesesxxNumber of swollen joints and assessment of painful entheses
Acute phase reactantsxxESR
FatiguexVAS question on fatigue from BASDAI
ImagingxAP and lateral x ray examination of the lumbar spine, lateral cervical spine, AP pelvis (SI and hip joints)