Table 3

Associations of performance-based tests with the BASDAI questionnaire and BASMI (tests 1 to 6 plus 8 together, test 7 separate) (n = 126)

Tests 1 to 6 plus 8

R-square

Beta

P value


BASDAI

0.08

0.28

0.002

BASMI (n = 98)

0.24

0.50

0.000


Test 7

BASDAI

0.00

-0.06

0.534

BASMI (n = 97)

0.60

0.77

0.000


Tests: 1) climbing stairs, 2) bending, 3) reaching up, 4) putting on socks, 5) reclining and declining from a chair, 6) getting up from the floor, 7) looking over the shoulder, 8) physically demanding activity. BASDAI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index; BASMI, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index.

van Weely et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R52   doi:10.1186/ar3765

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