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Edmonton Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (EDASMI)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with ankylosing spondylitis using the Edmonton Anklyosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (EDASMI).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

M45, M08.1

Description:

Maksymowych et al developed the Edmonton Ankylosing Metrology Index (EDASMI) for evaluating patients with ankylosing spondylitis. This is a simple 4-item measure of spinal, chest and hip mobility that can be used to monitor a patient's response to therapy. The authors are from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, CAYRE Arthritis and Rehabilitation Clinic in Bogata, and James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

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