A Possible Correlation Among Different Disease Activity Parameters and Functional Status in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Demir S. E., Aytekin E., Ozgonenel L., REZVANİ A., Dogan Y. P., Caglar N. S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.28, no.2, pp.117-122, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tjr.2013.2916
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-122
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: The primary aim of this study was to assess the possible relationship among the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), and two Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) including the C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) scores in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The secondary aim was to investigate gender differences in terms of disease activity scores and functional status.