J Rheum Dis 2020; 27(1): 22-29  
Assessments of Functioning in Patients With Axial Spondyloarthritis
Uta Kiltz, M.D., Jürgen Braun, M.D.
Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet and Ruhr-University Bochum, Herne, Germany
Correspondence to: Uta Kiltz http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5668-4497
Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet and Ruhr-University Bochum, Claudiusstr 45, Herne 44649, Germany. E-mail:Uta.kiltz@elisabethgruppe.de
Received: December 9, 2019; Revised: December 9, 2019; Accepted: December 10, 2019; Published online: January 1, 2020.
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Abstract
A standardized assessment of functioning in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is necessary in order to assess clinical manifestations, disease activity, and physical and overall functioning as objectively as possible. The standardized assessment is based on domains such as disease activity, quality of life, functioning and employment but also on individual aspects such as pain, arthritis and enthesitis. Domains and individual aspects are mainly collected and better known as patient reported outcomes.
Keywords: Axial spondylitis, Assessment, Function


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