Disease Activity and Functional Status Assessments

Routine assessments of disease activity and functional status are a key part of high-quality rheumatologic care. The ACR endorses five rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity measures, as well as three RA functional status assessment measures for use in routine clinical practice.

2019 Update of the American College of Rheumatology Recommended Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Measures
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2019 American College of Rheumatology Recommended Patient-Reported Functional Status Assessment Measures in Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Calculators (includes the five disease activity measures)

CDAI

For more information about this measure, please contact Daniel Aletaha, MD.

DAS28 CRP / DAS28 ESR

For more information about these measures, please contact P.L. C.M. van Riel.

HAQ-II

For more information about this measure, see the National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases website.

PAS II

For more information about this measure, please contact Frederick Wolfe, MD.

PROMIS PF10a

For information about this measure, see the PROMIS page on the HealthMeasures website.

RAPID 3

The MDHAQ™ and the RAPID3™ are protected by copyright and owned by Theodore Pincus, MD. All requests for permission must be made in writing, in advance of intended use. For more information about these measures, please contact Theodore Pincus, MD.

SDAI

For more information about this measure, please contact Josef Smolen, MD.

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