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OBJECTIVES Psychological factors may be important in the assessment and management of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Our primary objective was to describe associations between disease and psychological… (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to conduct an in-depth exploration of the 'journey' to diagnosis of people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)/axial spondyloarthritis (Axial SpA) to gain… (More)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory condition that has a significant impact on the quality of life and work productivity. New classification criteria have enabled earlier diagnosis… (More)
The aim of this study was to explore the inter- and intra-observer reliability of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI) across raters from different clinical centres using a… (More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal mobility is assessed frequently in patients with AS/axial SpA using the BASMI to provide baseline measurement and monitor change over time. The interpretation of BASMI scores has… (More)
The spine or 'back' has many functions including supporting our body frame whilst facilitating movement, protecting the spinal cord and nerves and acting as a shock absorber. In certain instances,… (More)