Performance of response scales of activity and functional measures of ankylosing spondylitis: numerical rating scale versus visual analog scale

@article{Akad2013PerformanceOR,
  title={Performance of response scales of activity and functional measures of ankylosing spondylitis: numerical rating scale versus visual analog scale},
  author={Kivanc Akad and Dilek Solmaz and Ismail Sari and Fatoş Onen and Nurullah Akkoc and Servet Akar},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={2617-2623}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the performance characteristics of two answer modalities for BASDAI and BASFI in patients with AS and to show validity and reliability of NRS in Turkish version. BASDAI and BASFI were simultaneously employed with a 10-cm VAS and an 11-point NRS. Internal consistency was assessed by using Cronbach’s alpha coefficients. Testing was performed on baseline and next day under standardized conditions. Construct validity was determined by association of these… CONTINUE READING
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