Disease Activity and Functional Status Assessments

Routine assessments of disease activity and functional status are a key part of high quality rheumatology care. The ACR has endorsed six rheumatoid arthritis disease activity measures to facilitate clinical decision making in practice.

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity measures: American College of Rheumatology recommendations for use in clinical practice

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity calculators - (includes the six 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.

PAS

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

PAS II

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

RAPID 3

  • RAPID 3 Form - the RAPID 3 is part of the Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MHAQ)
  • Electronic calculator for RAPID 3 (to open this link, right click and select "save target as")

For more information about this measure, please contact Theodore Pincus, MD.

SDAI

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