Table 5 Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) core set for symptom modifying antirheumatic drugs (SM-ARD) and physical therapy17
DomainInstrument
FunctionBASFI
PainNRS/VAS (last week/spine/at night due to AS)
NRS/VAS-last week-spine-due to AS
Spinal mobilityChest expansion
Modified Schober
Occiput to wall
Cervical rotation
Lateral spinal flexion or BASMI
Patient globalNRS/VAS (global disease activity last week)
StiffnessNRS/VAS (duration of morning stiffness/spine/last week)
FatigueFatigue question BASDAI
  • AS, ankylosing spondylitis; BASDAI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index; BASFI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index; BASMI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index; NRS, numerical rating scale 0–10; VAS, visual analogue scale 0–100.

  • Adapted with permission from J Rheumatol.