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The Assessment

Introduction

There are a series of questions which will help you and your healthcare professional assess your ankylosing spondylitis and make sure that your condition is as well managed as possible. It's important to fill in the questionnaire as often as your healthcare professional recommends and to save your entries as you go. That way, they can look back at your previous result to see if anything has changed.

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The first seven questions ask about the main symptoms of AS – fatigue, back pain and morning stiffness. Use the numbers under each question to indicate how you feel best describes your condition. Each question relates to how you have felt in the LAST WEEK. There is no wrong answer.

Question 1

How would you describe the overall level of fatigue/tiredness you have experienced?1

None Very Severe
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Question 2

How would you describe the overall level of AS neck, back or hip pain you have had?1

None Very Severe
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Question 3

How would you describe the overall level of pain/swelling in joints other than the neck, back or hips you have had?1

None Very Severe
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Question 4

How would you describe the overall level of discomfort you have from any areas tender to touch or pressure?1

None Very Severe
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Question 5

How would you describe the overall level of morning stiffness you have had from the time you wake up?1

None Very Severe
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Question 6

How long does your morning stiffness last from the time you wake up?1

0 hour 1 hour 2 or more hours
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SPINAL PAIN

Question 7

How would you describe the overall level of pain you have experienced in your spine during the past week?2

None
Very Severe
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Reference: 1. Garrett S et al. J Rheumatol 1994; 21: 2286–91.
2. Sieper J et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2009; 68: ii1-ii44.

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