Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index BASDAI Calculator

1. Where do you place your overall level of fatigue?
(0=absent, 10=extreme)
2.How would you rate your overall level of pain in your neck, back and hips with your ankylosing spondylitis?
(0=absent, 10=extreme)
3. Where do you rate your degree of joint swelling outside of the neck, back and hips?
(0=absent, 10=extreme)
4. Where do you rate your level of discomfort for areas sensitive to touch or pressure?
(0=absent, 10=extreme)
5. Where do you place your degree of morning stiffness since you woke up?
(0=absent, 10=extreme)
6. How long is your morning stiffness from when you wake up?

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Spondyloarthritis primarily affects the spine and joints. Linked to a disorder of the immune system, this disease has recently benefited from treatments capable of delaying its development. From the first signs to treatment.

As with many autoimmune diseases, we do not know exactly the cause of this disruption of the immune system which begins to attack the joint. However, we know that there are “genetic predispositions”. But the occurrence of the disease also requires other environmental factors that remain to be identified.

Characteristic signs are nighttime pain in the spine, joints, rib cage, morning stiffness at the same level, pain in the buttocks on rocking, fatigue, heel pain, joint swelling, finger or sausage toe… These signs may be accompanied by extra-articular signs (red or painful eye, intestinal inflammation or psoriasis…).

Which joints are affected?

Most commonly, the joints affected are the sacroiliac joints and those of the spine. But other joints can also be affected the heel, hips, knees, shoulders, ankles or wrists. In advanced forms, even the rib cage can be affected, which can handicap breathing.

Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index BASDAI

The BASDAI (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index) is a questionnaire to calculate the activity index of ankylosing spondylitis. Rate the intensity of 5 symptoms during the past week, giving a score from 0 to 10, knowing that 0 means the absence of the symptom and 10 its presence at the highest degree. This score is an aid in monitoring ankylosing spondylitis.